GobB saidso i was sitting with a few friends and we were discussuing how looks are rated. one, a female, said when she looks at guys she sees them as either:
- good looking
- hot or
- distinguishingly handsome
i liked those categories so i ask you all, which one would you prefer to be noticed as.
myself, distinguishingly handsome lol.
Hmmmmm...there are no definitions with those categories. Lord knows how each of us are imagining them in our heads.
I see a lot of distinguishingly handsomes here.
To me "distinguished" conjures up images of older business men with gray at the temples.
"Hot" vs. "Good looking": I guess there must be a distinction here since they are two categories. Is "Hot" a highly sexual "good looking"? Does a "Hot" look mean the beholder is just blown way with sexual lust? What kind of people is that look gonna attract? Sounds like it will attract a lot of people who relate strictly on a sexual basis will be attracted and therefore the "Hot" looking guy will have to sift thru the sexually shallow guys to get to a sincere fellow. Also, the "Hot" guy would have to deal with a lot of "sex object" objectification.
"Good looking" sounds the most grounded and well-rounded. A person of pleasing personal appearance but not someone being pigeoned-holed in a narrower category.
"Cute" carries a less-than-serious stigma with it. With a younger person, less than mature...with an older guy, good looking in a still younger, less mature way.
So, I will go for "good looking." Altho, personally, I dont think I fit in any of those categories. I would say I fit in the category "Not Pug Ugly."