And while I’m drawn to extremely beautiful people, I more often want to just stare at them or hang an oil painting of them on my wall rather than lie on top of them nude.
But clearly, this isn't because being beautiful makes for a uniformly more wonderful experience.
It's because we as a society have decided that beauty is important.
If you like to look good, then by all means, go for it.
Makeup and fashion can be tons of fun and make you feel good.
And things like this, as well as the simple fact that people want to be around you, often give beautiful people a confidence boost that they carry with them throughout their lives, according to the research.
But beauty is not without downsides, either, some of which are pretty alarming.
What they found was that although there are benefits to being physically attractive, there are also major drawbacks as well.
Pretty people, as it turns out, really do have an advantage over the rest of us in some areas — teachers and professors are more likely to rate attractive students as more intelligent and to grade them higher, for instance.
The other day, at a Fashion Week party, my friend Alan and I stood against a wall, scanning the room for hot people, as you do.