I don’t know why, but I clicked on the link to SdeB’s blog today. Apparently, usually when you see a gorgeous woman with an ‘average’ looking guy it’s probably because he’s filthy rich or something. But not always. Sometimes, an average man (SdeBs example was Andrew Upton) and pull an amazing chick, like Cate Blanchett without big $$ or status. My goodness how do they do it? Apparently by believing in themselves. Well good on them.
Unfortunately SdeB doesn’t seem to think that the women themselves have anything to do with it. Or if he does, he certainly doesn’t say so. Is it not possible that Cate saw something in Andrew that made her go, ‘Wow, that’s the one for me!’ or did he simply win her over by pure force of personality or something. Where is the understanding that women make choices about who they partner with too, and it’s not all about status or money?
Edited to add: Read FP’s marvellous smack down here.