- Men think women are looking for Mr. Normal, so they assign high points to basic stuff like symmetry, a decent build, not being bald, etc. Being slightly above average height, but not too tall, seems to go some way with straight men too.
- Men don't really think these guys are especially good-looking, but they promote them in order to appear friendly and generous, or out of some vague hope of reciprocity/karma.
- Men delude themselves into believing these guys are the most attractive specimens around so they don't have to confront the fact of the really attractive dudes.
Alternatively, maybe I'm the outlier. Maybe everyone thinks these guys are attractive but me?
Anyway. I went to a carnival. It was fun! I have proof:
Me and J. Michael Martinez on The Scrambler. (Photo credit goes to Joshua Ware.)