emilyteng (emilyteng) wrote,

weddings and a continued post

So yesterday was a fully hectic day for me. I woke up around 4.45am because I had to wash my hair and all that jazz for a photoshoot for PULL AND BEAR which was held at Vivocity within the store. I had my radio show before that which is always and always will be my first love :)

Right after the shoot I had to head off home and get ready for probably the biggest wedding I will ever attend in my life - unless, of course, I exclude mine hahaha... there goes my wishful thinking again. So i rocked up to Daniel Ong and Jaime Teo's wedding celebrations at the Swissotel and omgosh the atmosphere, the food, EVERYTHING was just perfect. If i ever have a wedding I know what I want :) And i almost cried a couple times last night too when they were both making speeches to their respective mothers.

I think the best thing that anyone ever said happened last night. It went something like this:
A. OMG there are so many celebrities and stars around.
B. I know right? I almost feel microscopic
C. Why? They're just people.

BEST LINE EVER: They're JUST people.

Love it!

It's something I always say as well - no matter how much money or wealth you proclaim to have, no matter how much fame you think you have or people report back to you.... whatever it is that makes you think you are what you are - YOU ARE ONLY HUMAN. I AM ONLY HUMAN. WE ARE ONLY HUMAN.

There were loads of stars last night, I must admit. I'll name a few off the top of my head - LOADS of tv hosts, LOADS of radio hosts, people like Kumar, Flying Dutchman, Glenn Ong, Jamie Yeo, probably all of the top radio station personalities were there, Taufik Batisah, Mark Bonafide, Sheik Haikel, Hosann Leong, Gurmit Singh, Mark Zee, Randall Tan and all these other people I don't know names of but recognise faces of haha.

Anyway it was a brilliant night and could not have expected any better. Congratulations to Daniel and Jamie. Much love to you both :) Mwa!

Alright so I shall continue a post I did ages ago - the post where I was talking about a friend of mine who has really bad taste in houses haha.

But it does link to something else I've wanted to talk about for quite some time and last night's events definitely reminded me of what I wanted to say. There are so many gorgeous, beautiful women around us and I see them all the time. But there's something that's so odd about them - they choose to date less-than-average looking men.

IT'S TRUE!! I don't know what this phenomenon is called but it's happening and my friend and i had a little convo about it earlier on today.

I decided to do some research about why gorgeous girls choose to date uglier men (to put it bluntly).

Here's what some sites are stating:

"According to the results of a study, carried out by the University of Central Lancashire, women keep away from the best-looking high-flyers when seeking out a long-term partner. The study uncovered that women, either purposely or subconsciously, will pick good-looking men to date but reject them when it is time to walk down the aisle. It appears that handsome men carry a “health warning” that makes most women believe they will eventually prove unfaithful partners."

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS MEANS and to be honest i think it's complete BULLCRAP.

"a new study by Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics, states the reason why it appears that beautiful women marry ugly guys is because there are more beautiful women than handsome men. Hence guys & gals it is merely a consequence of supply & demand."

This one could be true!

"The answer is that in life men and women love to be treated as kings and queens......

An ugly man with a beautiful wife is this, the beautiful woman knows that she has so many suitors and admirers, so she would be acting proud, cooly to her ugly man and the ugly man would have to do anything for her knowing that any mistake , another man would take her........So he treats the beautiful woman like a queen and she too knows that she is being treated well , so she stays in the relationship. so that is why and vice versa with ulgy girls and fine men."

I think what this person was trying to say is that should a beautiful woman date someone who is not so fortunate in the looks department - he will treasure and appreciate her more and much better.

"In this day and age, there is more to a relationship than looking good together. I think that people end up together simply because they find that they love each other for who they are, not what they look like.

Would you rather date someone who looks good but doesn't care about you, or someone who cares about you, but maybe doesn't look quite as good?"

Well Said.

"Research from the University of Tennessee shows that women are happier with men who are uglier than they are. The Tennessee study tested 82 couples for facial attractiveness and how they felt about their marriages. While women who were better-looking than their spouses reported contentedness, according to Univeristy of Tennessee professor Jim McNulty, men who were more attractive than their mates "demonstrated a tendency to offer less emotional and practical support to their wives." McNulty addsthat there is an "evolutionary explanation" for this behavior: "Attractive men have available to them more short-term mating opportunities. This may make them less satisfied and less committed to the marital relationship."

Ooo i really like this explanation!

"Ugly guys are usually nice guys. Nice guys finish last. Nice guys get to use the women after they have been ran through by the good looking guys."

Haha so blunt, but oh my gosh, so true

"Ugly men try harder. They care more about you and treat you like a princess. Good-looking guys are self-obsessed. That’s not attractive."

Yep, i truly hate vain men. I truly truly cannot stand it but have recently shut my mouth when a few good friends continue to stare at their own reflection. *PUKES*

"But according to a research in a news article, it seems that the most contented marriages are those whereby the women married men less attractive than themselves. It suggested that women tend to be less picky when it comes to looks as long as the men can help them to reproduce, going by the laws of evolution. On the other hand, men are more likely to choose females based on physical attractiveness because of their inclination to pass on their genes.

The other possible reason why beautiful women end up with ugly men is because women tend to go for males that exudes charm and power and combined with wealth and status, that would just be perfect. So, men might go for looks but women might be attracted to something else entirely that has little to do with how handsome he may be."


"He may be a dog, ladies, but he'll keep you happy.

A new study reveals that women who wed men who are uglier than they will have a happier marriage than those with a more attractive mate.

In couples where the wife is the hotter one, both parties seem to be content, found a study of 82 newlywed duos in the Journal of Family Psychology.

Both spouses tended to behave more positively when wives were more attractive than their husbands and more negatively when husbands were more attractive than their wives," said the study by UCLA's Benjamin Karney.

Karney also found that it doesn't matter how much better looking the wife is than the husband - just that there is a discrepancy.

From Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, beautiful women have been marrying less attractive men through the ages.

Consider Howard Stern and his fiancée, Beth Ostrosky; Christina Aguilera and her geeky husband, Jordan Bratman, or Sienna Miller's latest fling with homely actor Rhys Ifans.

According to the study, it is evolution that dictates that physical attractiveness of long-term mates is more important to men than to women.

Men are looking for a way to carry on their genes and see physical attractiveness as an indicator of strong genetics.

"Because physical attractiveness is less important to women, in contrast, relative attractiveness may only affect them through its effect on their husbands," the study says.

New Yorkers seem to agree.

Jesse Turcios, 32, thinks unattractive guys are an asset to their prettier counterparts.

"My boyfriend is not so good-looking and I feel secure. It's not nice to say, but it's true," said Turcios, a stunning former bar owner from the Bronx.

"He's a hardworking man who has a lot going for him."

Ashley Freeman, who is 20 and single, believes going ugly might be her best bet for finding a keeper.

"When a woman looks better in a relationship she feels like she has nothing to worry about," Freeman, who lives on Long Island, explained.

One explanation: Men are more motivated to hold on to a pretty wife.

"When women who are really beautiful go out with men who aren't so hot, the men try harder so it makes for a better marriage," says psychologist Cooper Lawrence.

"The women know that whatever goes wrong in the marriage, the husband is going to do whatever is necessary to keep it together."

Note to self, Emily... Date someone who's uglier than you are.

Roger that!


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