You might be pleased to know that if you’re hot, you’re more likely to do well in life, particularly in the workplace. At least so say renewed studies. Well, duh!
Now before all the ugly people start jumping up and down, just consider the practicalities.
Nice-looking things put us in a nice frame of mind. Ergo, surrounding yourself with hotties makes you happier and more productive. And the last thing you should have to deal with at work is ferals, right?
Take morning tea options, for example — do I opt for the old battleaxe with cupcakes and cankles, or the buff young barista downstairs? It’s a no-brainer really, even if it does cost me ten dollars more to start my day with Mr Latte Grande.
And just think of the cost-cutting. If the workplace is decked out with babes, there’s no need for lame motivational incentives or office decorations. What better way to spruce up a drab working environment than with pretty people? And when you’re feeling low or stressed out, there’s nothing quite like a little eye candy pick-me-up.
Okay, I’ve had my fun. Jokes aside, it’s evidently believed most of us are wired to base first impressions on a psycho-physiological impulse that good looks equate to greater intellect and social standing — a ‘halo effect’ that polarises us towards beauty over brains.
Same with picking up. Even if you’re chasing that ‘happily ever after’, you’re not out to get busy with someone’s brain. You want flesh, right? And the hotter, the better.
I’d love to put my hand up and say I don’t judge a book by its cover. But I’d be fooling myself. In part anyway. It’s like those people who say they don’t watch reality telly, but you know they totally do.
Around 93 percent of first impressions are apparently founded on visuals. And as noble as it may be to want to base our interactions on inner beauty, most of us are apparently guilty of fulga-phobia without even realising it.
But I hasten to add, while I love a good perve, I am inclined to ultimately see the person beyond the veneer. Give it a go some time — you may be pleasantly surprised. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, and there’s nothing hotter than a babe with an awesome mind.
Just don’t tell me Mr Latte Grande is really an asshole.

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