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Would You Date a Hot Guy or Girl With a Horrible Personality?

ABC News U.S. 2014/03/06 19:26:36
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Alli Reed, a Los Angeles-based comedy writer, created an OKCupid profile for a despicable alter ego with the sole purpose of watching men reject her — except they didn’t.

Despite choosing “aaroncaterfan” as her handle and writing that her favorite pastimes were knocking cups out of the hands of the homeless and tricking boyfriends into thinking she was pregnant, Reed said she received dozens of messages from men. In just 24 hours after launching the profile, she received 150 messages.


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The catch was she used images belonging to her friend Rae Johnston, an Australian model, instead of photos of herself.

The “Nightline” Scenario: Speed Dating Night: Currently 38 percent of American adults who are “single and looking” for a partner have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center study.

But “Nightline” wanted to see if men (and women) were as shallow choosing dates in face-to-face situations as the men who messaged Reed’s fake online dating profile.

A 2008 Northwestern University study found that men value physical attractiveness more than women do, and women value earning prospects more than men do. But, the study said, individual preferences can change based on the social situation, whether it’s online or at a casual meeting. In a speed-dating event, participants may be inclined to ignore some of their preferences and just choose the best person available, the study said.

“Nightline” hired two attractive actors, Lindsay and Jarid, to attend a speed-dating night at World Bar in New York City, and act as obnoxious as possible, without revealing the experiment to the other participants. Eight men and seven women were given just eight minutes to decide if there would be a love connection.

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  • Andy Born 2014/04/12 13:12:51
    No way, why waste my time?
    Andy Born
    I've walked away from allot of Psychotic Beautiful women .
  • Weixuan 2014/04/02 13:19:44
  • Al 2014/03/26 19:56:42
    Absolutely!
    Al
    Looks are what make the initial attraction, after you have dinner, then you decide if you end it or move on, that's when personality takes over
  • cents-less 2014/03/18 16:59:49
    Well, maybe just one date...
    cents-less
    Find out what they are like.
  • AdrianaE.Loera 2014/03/17 19:57:54 (edited)
    No way, why waste my time?
    AdrianaE.Loera
    People who answered 'Absolutely' are emotional masochists and/or simple-minded horndogs.
  • Gerald 2014/03/17 13:51:12
    Absolutely!
    Gerald
    +1
    At least for a little while, or until I got bored of having sex w/them. Why not? But would I make any serious &/or long term plans or commitment w/them? Hell to the F'ing NO!
  • DollyVomit 2014/03/16 22:49:52
    No way, why waste my time?
    DollyVomit
    +2
    Helllllllllllllllll no. Personality is the most important thing.
  • FaZeTRIKSHOTS K 2014/03/16 22:34:03
    Absolutely!
    FaZeTRIKSHOTS K
    +1
    mila kunis
  • Lessie 2014/03/15 18:51:50
    No way, why waste my time?
    Lessie
    +2
    It won't lead to a good marriage
  • janet 2014/03/14 20:50:50
    No way, why waste my time?
    janet
    +2
    I am married but I would not be with anyone, family, friend or love one with a bad personality.
  • Osama McDonalds 2014/03/14 19:57:14
    Well, maybe just one date...
    Osama McDonalds
    +1
    If she was hot and I was horny and thought I had a chance to busy with her, I'd tolerate a crappy personality for an evening....and a booty call now and again. Hey, I'm just being honest. LOL.
  • sols neville 2014/03/14 18:16:35
    Absolutely!
    sols neville
    +3
    yeah...who wont...if only u are blind....
    who wont date hot stars like #meagan good, alesha dixon, katty perry ,yesss....if chance came...
    beauty is beauty ..no doubt
  • mz.djqueen 2014/03/14 00:34:43
    No way, why waste my time?
    mz.djqueen
  • yabbadabbadoo 2014/03/13 16:25:08
    Absolutely!
    yabbadabbadoo
    +1
    i already have....didnt go so well
  • Dicedealer 2014/03/13 10:34:50
  • May 2014/03/13 08:26:28
    Well, maybe just one date...
    May
    +1
    Nothing like giving someone a chance. If they prove to be horrible, no repeats. A lot of them sneak under the radar though. It might take more than one date. They do not have to be "hot" to be horrible either, it can be someone who is not that attractive. Horrible comes in a large array of looks.
  • Pete 2014/03/13 07:49:40
    No way, why waste my time?
    Pete
    +1
    I don't care if it was Jay-Lo or as such, just ain't going too happen! Too old fer that crap anyway!
  • ancientmath 2014/03/13 07:16:41
    No way, why waste my time?
    ancientmath
    +1
    I look better anyway, lol.
  • gendotte 2014/03/13 07:04:25
    Absolutely!
    gendotte
    +1
    Sure, especially when I wanted to impress my ex brother in law.
  • SpiroSwagnew 2014/03/13 05:34:14
    Well, maybe just one date...
    SpiroSwagnew
    +2
    I dated one for 5 months, I can manage.
  • ClintAustin26 2014/03/13 04:44:27
    No way, why waste my time?
    ClintAustin26
    +1
    Why waste time with a-holes when you can find a hot guy or girl with a good personality?
  • Darr247 2014/03/13 03:20:22
    Well, maybe just one date...
    Darr247
    +1
    But I might hook up with her if she needed a facial.
  • TeamEdwardJace 2014/03/13 01:12:02
    No way, why waste my time?
    TeamEdwardJace
    +1
    Good looks is great and all(the person is espicially appealing with a good personality) and there are lots of good looking people who are good people but I would not date someone who was a complete ass(and the not loveable kind where they can be jerks but are still decent people who rests those they love abs care for well)
  • The_Oracle 2014/03/13 00:09:15
    No way, why waste my time?
    The_Oracle
    +1
    I'm not nice enough a person to do that.
  • Hugi 2014/03/12 16:01:15
    Absolutely!
    Hugi
    +2
    It is just a date, after all. I would do it to satisfy my curiosity, primarily to answer the question why a really good looking woman would go out with me? But more deeply, why would an attractive woman be so obnoxious. I actually have done that once and the reason was....she was spoiled and didn't really know herself. Then again, where I grew up, profusely obnoxious people tend to get knocked on their ass so it's kind of a self correcting thing.
  • vaughnsimkins 2014/03/12 15:45:57
    Absolutely!
    vaughnsimkins
    +1
    If that's the worst of her behavior, those faults can be corrected. They show immature and acting out behavior. I wouldn't discriminate agaisnt her because she attractive. Inwould actually think she is purposely portraying her selh that way to ward off the wimpy types.
  • wingedpegasus 2014/03/12 15:34:26
    No way, why waste my time?
    wingedpegasus
    +1
    Remember, no matter how "hot" you "think" someone is, someone, somewhere, is already tired of their s**t...
  • gendotte wingedp... 2014/03/13 07:05:38
    gendotte
    You got that right
  • Zach 2014/03/12 07:48:34
    Well, maybe just one date...
    Zach
    +1
    Physical attraction can be so hard to resist sometimes.
  • cranejumper 2014/03/12 04:54:41
    No way, why waste my time?
    cranejumper
    +2
    I will do them for the team
    tab tab tab
  • wingedp... craneju... 2014/03/12 15:32:46
    wingedpegasus
    +2
    When did "camel-toeing" become a team sport? Just askin'...
  • Grounds... wingedp... 2014/03/12 16:08:35
    Groundskeeper Willy
    +1
    ah yes, carpet munch at the Y.
  • craneju... wingedp... 2014/03/12 16:08:37
    cranejumper
    +1
    when there is more than three but I would give it my best
  • gendotte wingedp... 2014/03/13 07:06:15
    gendotte
    +1
    I dunno, but I just became a fan
  • Tygonnabeatyourass 2014/03/12 03:35:01
  • scarfy 2014/03/12 03:13:12
    No way, why waste my time?
    scarfy
    +1
    Been there, done that 35 years ago.
  • Distract1964 2014/03/12 00:52:13
    Absolutely!
    Distract1964
    +1
    She will be obsolete
  • Fally GM 2014/03/12 00:43:32 (edited)
    Absolutely!
    Fally GM
    +1
    Depending on what for ;)
  • Kenneth Huang 2014/03/12 00:41:19
    Well, maybe just one date...
    Kenneth Huang
    +2
    I'm pretty sure most of the men wanting to "date" her aren't planning on marrying her; just screwing her. I can understand.
  • HÃ¥kan Storsäter 2014/03/12 00:41:10
    Well, maybe just one date...
    Håkan Storsäter
    +1
    She's a comedian, though... Humor is always a plus... I don't think it was the impression she intended, but such over-the-top responses to bland classifiers as she put in, would be more likely to catch my interest than general diluted nothings.
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