I have pock-marked skin, hooded eyes, and a bulbous nose.My voice is deep, which apparently makes me less desirable to men.The consequence of unchecked privilege — racial, gender, economic or beauty — is entitlement.
If someone doesn’t “match” with me (online or in real life), it doesn’t mean I’m less valuable.
While there are hurt feelings and bruised egos, there’s resilience in the acceptance that everyone won’t always want what I am serving.
They have found that having an 'unusual' appearance can be a good way to charm a mate.
It might help explain, for example, why Pretty Woman actress Julia Roberts found the somewhat facially-challenged Lyle Lovett alluring enough to marry.
Or why balding, bearded author Salman Rushdie - no Adonis in anyone's book - managed to beguile the stunning model Padma Lakshmi.