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Old 11-03-2015, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:49 PM
 
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Although I do agree that when Latinas are skinny, they are usually the most attractive ones in the room. But I've rarely seen fit Latinas who are of lower income.
I'm around a lot of lower income Latinas and the women are
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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To try and keep this as objective as possible, my simplistic definition of physically attractive is, at the very least: straight teeth (none missing), good skin, healthy weight, and balanced facial features or close to it. Beyond that, it's up for argument of course.

I have lived and traveled in many different cities from coast to coast and associated with people of all socoioeconomic backgrounds and races and it is undeniable and hard not to notice that the poorer folks are generally not as attractive as rich folks. And this is going by my above qualifiers, not based on clothing or other assets that can be enhanced by choice (makeup, plastic surgery, etc). Obviously, poorer folks can't afford to eat good diets so that affects their weight and skin. And genetically, I guess rich folks have an advantage as rich men can choose attractive wives and their kids have a better chance of being attractive. Perhaps.

So anyway, my question is: are there any areas of the US where it's not uncommon to see physically attractive people in the lower income bracket? Are there cities in which the poor folks are not overwhelmingly obese?
What do you look like Miss America?
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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What do you look like Miss America?
LOL ... good one!!
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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Generally poverty is closely linked to things like obesity, smoking, alcohol/drug abuse, poor nutrition- all things that make someone unattractive.

I don't see why geographic area would factor in.
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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This thread is ridiculous. How about ugly rich people?
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:44 PM
 
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Generally in Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods. They may be poor but the women are hot (if skinny).

Plenty of hot women in poorer parts of LA, Phoenix, Vegas, San Diego etc.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:51 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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Thank you to those of you who actually gave a straightforward answer, rather than crying foul at the very sound of anything to do with physical looks.

People make threads all the time on here saying they want to live in an outdoorsy city with active people, an academic city with smart people, etc. These are equally as exclusive and discriminatory. It's all about trying to find people who you fit in with and people who share the same social experiences. I myself am low income and beautiful (naturally...just trust me for the purposes of this discussion). It's caused a lot of problems (beyond my control - again, trust me for the purpose of this discussion) in the workplace, in public, and in social settings. I'm wondering if there's a place out there with people like me.

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Old 11-06-2015, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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Thank you to those of you who actually gave a straightforward answer, rather than crying foul at the very sound of anything to do with physical looks.

People make threads all the time on here saying they want to live in an outdoorsy city with active people, an academic city with smart people, etc. These are equally as exclusive and discriminatory. It's all about trying to find people who you fit in with and people who share the same social experiences. I myself am low income and beautiful (naturally...just trust me for the purposes of this discussion). It's caused a lot of problems (beyond my control - again, trust me for the purpose of this discussion) in the workplace, in public, and in social settings. I'm wondering if there's a place out there with people like me.

Sorry to hear that. I think there is what I would call the "anti beauty" movement in this country. There seems to be pressure among white women in lower socioeconomic categories to totally let themselves go and pay no attention to their physical appearance. They expect all women to conform to this and they hate on those who look pretty.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Thank you to those of you who actually gave a straightforward answer, rather than crying foul at the very sound of anything to do with physical looks.

People make threads all the time on here saying they want to live in an outdoorsy city with active people, an academic city with smart people, etc. These are equally as exclusive and discriminatory. It's all about trying to find people who you fit in with and people who share the same social experiences. I myself am low income and beautiful (naturally...just trust me for the purposes of this discussion). It's caused a lot of problems (beyond my control - again, trust me for the purpose of this discussion) in the workplace, in public, and in social settings. I'm wondering if there's a place out there with people like me.
Are you in Seattle, and did the people there make you develop a complex? I'm asking seriously.

I know the people there tend to down people for having qualitative attributes, because for some reason that diminishes the "greater good". You know, if "it's not good for everybody, it's not good at all".

Anyhow, your experience could have just as well happened somewhere else. I mean, imagine working at a K-Mart in Yakima, for example (lots of Latinos, generally poor). If you are better looking, you'll have one of two outcomes (or both). One, the opposite sex will lust after you, to the point of annoyance; and/or two, the same sex will gossip/be jealous of/plot against you; regardless if they are also above-average looking, or are also low-income.

Beauty can be intimidating. That being said, Southern California is as good a place as any for this. Even the rich people are poor there; and most everybody looks good.
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