When I was in my late twenties to early thirties my husband and I used to play a game at bars called, “Do’em, Date’em or Don’t”. We would find a space near the entrance of the bar and as each patron entered we would “rate” them. It sounds pretty horrible now that I write it down, but after a few beers it was actually pretty funny. What I liked most about it was seeing who my husband found attractive. Of course as the night went on, and the beer goggles got pulled out…things went down hill. What I found interesting was that a lot of the women that I thought were potential candidates, weren’t in his eyes. I can’t tell you the last time we played that game, our date nights now consist of strategic plans for our children’s future or funny viral videos we’ve come across. “Did you see the one where Charlie’s little brother bit his finger”?
I also remember a girl’s weekend in Budapest, there were about seven of us around a table and I had everyone go around and tell me who they thought was attractive and who their spouses thought was attractive. It’s amazing what you learn from the answers. Not one single person was attracted to a person that was in any way like the man or woman they married. Such is the beauty of LOVE…you just stumble into it, and realize that what you thought you wanted wasn’t at all what you needed. I decided to take a mini poll on Facebook and ask my dude pals who they found attractive. When I asked my husband…it was Marion Cotillard and Vera Farmiga. (GREAT answer!) To be clear, I asked the dudes who they thought was attractive, not to be confused with who they would actually want to marry and have a family with. According to FHM, Men’s health and Maxim…Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry and Rihanna were the top picks. Here are some of the ones that were strong in the poll of dudes I know…
Scarlett Johansson (tied with Mila Kunis)
Jennifer Lawrence (who doesn’t have a crush on her?)
Honorable mentions were Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Christina Hendricks, Natalie Portman, Katy Perry, and Rihanna. Oh…and my brother in-law actually put down Lynda Carter! I imagine Wonder Woman worked some magic on lots of guys in the 80’s. (BIG wink)