Are beautiful people happier? I’m talking about those people with features that are aesthetically pleasing to everyone. It’s an interesting question.
Beautiful People Do Have More Love Opportunities – But That Doesn’t Mean They Are Happier
After writing on relationship blogs for years, there is one thing I know for sure – beautiful people have more love opportunities. I think it doesn’t always have to do with their appearance, though. I think it has more to do with their confidence in their appearance, which is what eventually attracts more people to them than decent looking people with low confidence.
That said, I have met plenty of beautiful people with low self-confidence. Especially women.
In fact, I’ve heard the most beautiful woman I know say that she’s not really that beautiful. With all the attention she gets from guys, she still thinks that she is ugly and unworthy of the good looking men that she dates. When she looks in the mirror, she sees something completely different than what the world sees.
It does affect her happiness in her love life, but not in the way you might think. She can still pick up men easily and date them – she is gorgeous after all, but she never has a happy relationship. Her low self-confidence causes her to be insecure in the relationship. That makes her act needy, accuse her boyfriends of ridiculous things, create stories about how her boyfriends ‘really’ feel about her, and eventually end the relationship either by being completely crazy or just breaking off herself for some reason she’s convinced herself of. I have NEVER seen her in a happy relationship.
I always think of Jennifer Aniston and her love life. She is beautiful. In fact, she was voted People’s 2016 most beautiful woman.
But that doesn’t mean Jennifer Aniston has been extremely happy in relationships. We all know that Brad Pitt had an affair and chose another woman over her.
The bottom line is that beautiful people do have an easier time attracting other people initially. Their appearance is what draws others in. But if they don’t have the personality to match their appearance, or if they can’t get along with the people they are with, or if they choose complete jerks to date, then they are going to have a lot of heartache and unhappiness in their love life.
Beautiful People And A Happier Career?
I’m torn on this one. I know that a lot of people think beautiful people are stupid. I’ve heard it time and time again. When I was working at an offline job, beautiful women were constantly labeled as ditzy, which didn’t earn them any brownie points with the bosses, while beautiful guys were also labeled as ‘not that smart’.
I have found that many people label beautiful people as stupid.
A lot of beautiful people are stupid. There’s a tremendous amount of idiots who look so good. It’s frightening.
— Barbie_girl (@Jesika_doll) April 3, 2016
#theview most “beautiful” people are “stupid” and cant do nothing except look “pretty”
— tv dude (@Teli_guy) February 25, 2016
For me, attitude is enduring while appearance is not. Lots of beautiful people are stupid or act like jerks. They have life easy.
— Richard B (@fodder4skeptics) April 17, 2015
That is why many beautiful people are stupid. They’ve ridden the wave of their looks their entire life.
— melly rock (@thedopestmc) July 18, 2014
That said, studies have found that attractive people are more successful. They make more money, they are hired quicker, they get more promotions, they get more perks, and they are ranked higher in their companies.
And, I find that online a lot of beautiful people also have the most success. They seem to get more followers, more love, and more opportunities. The people who are average looking seem to have to work harder to get followers and get noticed.
Would You Be Happier If You Were Better Looking?
One of the best comments I’ve ever seen on happiness and looks was this – “Only people who are insecure about themselves relate their happiness to their looks.” He seemed to understand that happiness is much more than looks. But, he was also a pretty good looking guy, so he might not be completely knowledgeable about what some people feel like.
As the person said in their question above, “it wouldn’t hurt to be good looking.” If you have the personality, confidence, and brains to back up a beautiful exterior, then it seems that you should have less stress in your life and feel happier.
But, even the most attractive people experience unhappiness – some of them ALL of the time. That just goes to show that happiness and looks don’t always go together. Happiness stems from much more than just your exterior.
No matter what you look like, you can be happy. Don’t judge your life based on your looks. Work with what you have. Let your real beauty shine through. (Even the most beautiful people can look ugly when they are jerks!) Focus on what you have, not on what you think you don’t have. All of those things will improve your happiness in life.