What does average look like?

  • blackpudding

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    Mar 06, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    What does average look like?

    In an effort to find consensus, I invite you guys to post pictures of guys whose faces or bodies you consider average. For purposes of this discussion, let's speak only of what is average on a a scale of attractiveness, not what is common among the populace.

    The original post was not as clear as I would like, so to clarify a bit:

    Even though we have our own tastes, we all have an understanding of the range of attractive faces/bodies. You may see a guy you don't find attractive, but recognize that he is what would generally be described as such. We have a high degree of exposure to attractive people because of their overwhelming presence in our media. When an attractive person appears in the media, you understand from the context that person is supposed to be attractive, regardless of your own opinion. They are modeling clothes, or starring in a movie, or included in a hottest actors list, or whatever. When do a Google image search for "hot guy" you get several pages of consistent results.

    The same is not true for average looking people. Average looking people are less present in the media and when they appear they are rarely described as such. People magazine does not have a year-end "Hollywood's 10 most average people". When you do a Google image search for "average guy" you get far fewer results, half of which are not even applicable. Since there seems to be little consensus about what average looks like, and it encompasses a far broader spectrum of people, it's interesting to see what you guys think.




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    Mar 06, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    Check out our profile, it's as average as it gets.

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    Mar 06, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    For me average (looks wise) can mean someone that doesn't have a stand out feature/s that draws my attention towards them.

    Meninlove certainly is far from average.
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    Mar 06, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    jim_e saidFor me average (looks wise) can mean someone that doesn't have a stand out feature/s that draws my attention towards them.

    Meninlove certainly is far from average.



    lol, now now we're as plain as, well, chalk. But thanks for the compliment. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 06, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    blackpudding saidWhat does average look like?
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    Mar 06, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    The problem with the concept of average is that I never know if someone means physical average or statistical average. I would love if statistical average meant "not too fat, not too skinny, not too weak, not too muscular", but, at least in the place where I live, this physical average is the least common, with skinny guys prevailing, especially if under 25.
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    Mar 06, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    Google tells me this guy is average but I hate that fucking word with a passion, so mean !

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    Mar 06, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    I'm pretty average looking. Some days, I'd say I'm below average. Not trying to be humble at all; looks have never been my strong suit.
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    Mar 06, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
    Average is relative. Depends on the person and their personal tastes.

    Also, the more main stream media you see the more ideal the average level becomes. Most people who think their average are actually well above it.

    Try it. Stop watching tv and movies and then see what the average person looks like.
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    Mar 06, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
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    Mar 06, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    budbf38Also, the more main stream media you see the more ideal the average level becomes. Most people who think their average are actually well above it.


    I agree 110 % ! Right on the money man ! Also beauty ideals vary from country to country. Here in the UK ginger haired people are generally not seen as attractive but in places such as Japan they are seen as very desirable.

    sweetyorkI'm pretty average looking. Some days, I'd say I'm below average. Not trying to be humble at all; looks have never been my strong suit.


    You are not average looking man ! Your a handsome chap !
  • hockeydude12

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    Mar 06, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    budfb38 saidAverage is relative. Depends on the person and their personal tastes.

    Also, the more main stream media you see the more ideal the average level becomes. Most people who think their average are actually well above it.

    Try it. Stop watching tv and movies and then see what the average person looks like.


    What he said! Average or good looking, handsome, etc. is all..well in the eye of the beholder! Don't forget, looks can only get you so far in life too! Personality helps.
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    Mar 06, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
    have a look here and you will see average
  • LJay

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    Mar 06, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    So whateveryo, that means that Harry Windsor is redheaded, average and not attractive?

    Phooey!
  • Gamemage7

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    Mar 06, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    I have been told on countless occasions that I'm "average."
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    Mar 06, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    LJay saidSo whateveryo, that means that Harry Windsor is redheaded, average and not attractive?

    Phooey!


    Hey I've heard him called a 'ginger minger' quite a few times. Harry is different though, he's a Prince, negates the 'ginger factor'. icon_biggrin.gif

    For the Americans

    minger
    ( Brit ) an unattractive or malodorous person
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    depends where i am. in north america and europe, i'm definitely below average. people definitely glance my way, but i have a feeling that they are seeing a freak more than seeing a good looking guy.

    in africa, there aren't so many east asians there, so i don't think i can assess average or not. lots of people look my way, but its because they think i'm Jackie Chan in town for a movie shoot or something!

    in asia, i'm above average, and chinese girls really make eyes at me. go figure! icon_eek.gif (maybe they think i'm Jackie Chan too!)
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidI'm pretty average looking. Some days, I'd say I'm below average. Not trying to be humble at all; looks have never been my strong suit.

    Um...no! You're not average on my scale my friend, you're definitely on the above average side. I think a lot of us would put ourselves in the average category based on our own modesty when in fact others would strongly disagree.

    It's an individual assessment that allows us to define average on our own scale based upon our likes and dislikes. One persons average may not be anything close to another. A guy that starts out physically average, in another guys mind, may end up totally on one end or the other of the spectrum after he is better known. Looks, demeanor, personality, morality, etc all play a part in how we determine where on the scale of averages a person fits.
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidGoogle tells me this guy is average but I hate that fucking word with a passion, so mean !

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    THIS is Average?! I think he's HOOOOOOOT!!!!
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
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    whateveryo saidGoogle tells me this guy is average but I hate that fucking word with a passion, so mean !

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    THIS is Average?! I think he's HOOOOOOOT!!!!


    Me too , he's got an adorable face icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    whateveryo said
    GigoloAssassin said
    whateveryo saidGoogle tells me this guy is average but I hate that fucking word with a passion, so mean !

    danny-gokey.jpg


    THIS is Average?! I think he's HOOOOOOOT!!!!


    Me too , he's got an adorable face icon_biggrin.gif


    I wish he had his clothes off... But keep the glasses on!
    And that smile. icon_cool.gif
  • tuffguyndc

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    Mar 06, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    meninlove said Check out our profile, it's as average as it gets.

    meninlove there is nothing average about you two
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    This guy is pretty average

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    Mar 06, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    7Famark saidThis guy is pretty average

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    Here in RJLand, That is Average.
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidGoogle tells me this guy is average but I hate that fucking word with a passion, so mean !

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    Id say this guy is cuter than average.
    We're so accustomed to forming our opinions on the basis of who's in movies and on tv, we forget they're for the most part exceptionally attractive actors...even ones playing nuclear scientists or politicians or cops. Sometimes I walk down the street and actively check out every man, actually making a spot decision on whether or not Im attracted to them enough to have sex. It's really surprising how incredibly few men meet that (admittedly not super-high) standard.