20 People Break Down The ‘Beauty Privilege’ That Attractive People Get
According to an experiment conducted in 2005 that emulated the hiring process, employers were more likely to give a 10.5% higher salary to attractive candidates over unattractive ones. This circumstance has been dubbed the ‘beauty premium’ by psychologists.
In an attempt to understand this phenomenon, one Redditor posted a question asking, “What’s something attractive people can do that ugly people can’t?” The thread quickly blew up with many people responding and we’ve chosen a few of the more particularly thought-provoking answers to share with you below.
Playing the male role in romantic movie. If the guy from 50 shades of Gray was overweight and balding it would be a horror flick.
When I was smaller, I:
– was called a bombshell
– male friends had crushes on me
– I got free drinks at the bar
– I was let off a stunting ticket without a warning
– got cat called
– worked as a waitress
– men came to me
When I gained 50 lbs, I:
– was told never to wear a certain pair of leggings again
– get screamed at/called fat by homeless people
– buy my own drinks
– have trouble finding a waitressing job
– was given a stunting ticket
– male friends became platonic and say “you’re pretty, you’ll find someone”
– get rejected constantly
Edit; forgot to add being skinnier you have a better “fashion sense”. My chonky self has an awesome sense of fashion but if I wore half the s**t I wanted to I would get laughed at!
Getting noticed quickly and hence promotions quickly- ive realized its easier to climb the corporate ladder being attractive and lazy than ugly and hardworking
I’ve had one of my friends get rejected because the girl found the best friend of that guy (me) to be too ugly.
My friend got rejected because IM UGLY.
Always having dating options. Not actively seeking out potential partners. Potential partners seek them out.
Go out broke and come home drunk
Flirt without cringe backlash
Singer / artist. Even though looks have nothing to do with talent. Makes me wonder how many amazing voices are not being heard because the record company old fat dudes don’t think the artist is hot
Be into weird s**t but it’s still cool, like anime, if you’re ugly and into anime you’re a “weirdo freak”. But if you’re hot and into Anime “OMG you like anime? That’s so cool, you’re so artsy and edgy” lmfao
I dated an extremely attractive charismatic man once. It was genuinely scary what he could pull off, he could definitely be a cult leader. Now when I go on dates if I see their charisma manipulating situations it’s an instant no. Sh*ts scary
Receive the fastest service from bartenders. Cut lines. Have prospective employers “see potential” and attain jobs without being totally qualified.
Haggling for price reductions on anything. I seriously had a friend who got discounted gas at the gas station from the owners son. She was hot with annoying baby voice and played dumb even with her phd and it almost always worked.
I have a good-looking business partner. We are constantly delegating tasks based on whether we need Sasquatch or Captain America.
Anyone can ask, but attractive people are so much more likely to get help from strangers. Just a sad little twisted fact of life.
Dressing bad. Attractive people can wear literal rags and look go. Ugly people have to dress to the 9 just to have a chance.
get out of prison for a felony, immediately get a modeling contract and start dating an heiress
Mess up at their job/ life in general. They will always not get blamed and get help from everybody. My friend got yelled at at her job for sending a shipment of mail to the wrong zip code. When she explained that it wasn’t her, but her pretty coworker Vanessa that did it, the supervisor’s mood immediately changed, and said “oh, she must have just not known”. Infuriating.
Yeah, its called the halo effect. We tend to assume attractive people are nicer and smarter.
People will go completely out of their way to do things for them. Moving? Something broke? Card declined? Someone will help them.
My weight fluctuates due to depressive episodes and I 100% see a stark difference in social interactions. Lots of eye contact and casual touching when I am skinnier. When babies stare at me in public places like grocery stores I always smile and wave and when I am skinny parents tend to say things like “say hi to the nice man” or some such pleasantries and when I am larger people tend to need something in the other aisle immediately.