I figure I can legitimately claim 1.6

This is perhaps an oversimplification of things, though it does reflect the expected bell-curve distribution. Presenting PDB’s Five Levels of Attraction:

Level 5 = Movie stars, supermodels, the very elite that is beyond reach to all but a privileged few.

Level 4 = those who are almost as good-looking as the level 5s (and in some cases more so), but haven’t reached the same level of fame, social status, etc.

Level 3 = Most of the population. More-or-less attractive, but not to the take-your-breath-away point of level 4s and 5s — often the overlooked “best friend” of a level 4.

Level 2 = Not exactly Quasimodo, but not particularly exciting to look at, either.

Level 1 = Quasimodo

Of course, there’s always that eye-of-the-beholder factor to consider, which tends to skew results. But I’ve got a hunch that no one is going to pay any attention to anyone below 2.





5 comments

  1. Tim »

    6 February 2007 · 6:21 pm

    “Of course, there’s always that eye-of-the-beholder factor to consider, which tends to skew results. But I’ve got a hunch that no one is going to pay any attention to anyone below 2.”

    Only quasi-attention.

  2. John Salmon »

    6 February 2007 · 7:43 pm

    Come on, CGH, I’m sure you have women bsnging on youir door at all hours of the day and night.

    So what if they’re delivering pizza…

    I’m a 1.5 myself.

  3. CGHill »

    6 February 2007 · 8:24 pm

    I assure you, the babes are lined up none deep on the porch, and have been in precisely that configuration for many years now.

  4. McGehee »

    7 February 2007 · 7:15 am

    I must be a Level 3, because I have Level 2 looks and a Level 4 ego.

    If that doesn’t define typical, what does?

  5. Joseph Hertzlinger »

    11 February 2007 · 12:01 am

    I’m looking increasingly like a movie star.

    Unfortunately, it’s Orson Welles.

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