Sexless in the City

Sometimes reading romance novels doesn’t quite prepare you for a love life...

For this 30-year-old urbanite, love is always a misadventure: The Harvard Lickwit, Hippie the Groper, the 5% Man, and the Ad Weasel. These and many other men wander in and out of her life — but never her bed.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Crossed-eyes bad for your love life?

It must be something in the atmosphere. Just hours after an eHarmony Advice email all about “body”-related dating dilemmas (topics ranged from morning breath to unibrow to piercings), I came across this fascinating article in a company email newsletter.

Looksism wins the day?
Apparently people with strabismus (a condition where eyes are either crossed or one strays out) face an acute romantic disadvantage. How bad? The study reports only “strong acne” or a “visible missing tooth” have a worse effect on your love life. More specifically, potential partners also “perceive persons with strabismus as significantly less attractive (p<0.001), erotic (p<0.001), likeable (p<0.001), interesting (p<0.001), successful (p<0.001), intelligent (p = 0.001) and sporty (p = 0.01).” Yikes! Might be worth that not-so-cosmetic surgery to fix.

To kiss and peak or not to
And in other eye-related love-life quandaries, the ever-informative eHa-Advice email also reports that kissing with eyes closed or not has been a mighty hot topic on the site of late. And here I was thinking it was doing well just to kiss or get kissed!