Don't judge a book by its cover!
There is more to a person than just looks!
All that glitters is not gold!
All these age old maxims do not count at all when considering people for one particular purpose. Eye candy!
Eye candy, n., is defined as a person (in my case, male) who is soothing to the eye to look at. For the beholder, an eye candy's only job is to look good. So nothing else - a horrible character or non-existent intelligence or a squeaky voice or any of the million other turn-offs - even come into the picture. As long as they can provide something good to look at in an otherwise drab landscape, they are good to go!
A while ago, I was talking with a friend who is from the same undergrad college as me. During the course of conversation, I asked him if he had found many girls at our college attractive. He smiled and said happily, "Yes". And then asked me, "What about you? Did you find many guys good-looking?"
I thought a bit and then said, "Hmm, I think I found exactly three guys great looking in all my four years there." My friend was startled, "Three? Just three in four years?" I said "Yeah." There was a brief silence and then he finally said, "Wow, you must be having high standards then."
The unsaid thought hung in the air: Only a Catherine Zeta Jones can root only for Keanu Reeves clones.
I was just beginning to get all defensive when it struck me, "Wait a minute, we are talking about choosing eye candies, not the president of the country or life partners!" For eye candy purposes, the beholder can be as picky as they want to be about the eye candy without giving any thought to any aspect of themselves :-)!
So, I continue to adhere to my supposedly "high" eye candy standards. In places I frequent regularly, if I get lucky, I manage to locate eye candies. It was smart (unfortunately, no longer so :-() H in undergrad and Greek-God-like G in Davis.
At work, W holds the coveted position. Which was why I was extra thrilled when W not only noticed my new haircut but also complimented it :-D. I did say eye candies really don't have to interact with me, but they do get extra points if they have something nice to say about me :-P.
p.s. Before you start getting ideas, W is happily married to a female eye candy.
p.s.1. To make sure you have no doubts about the definition of eye-candy, here is an example. A picture speaks a thousand words and other blah but I put this pic up mainly because, as scintillating (hehehe) as my writing may be, Maddy's face does enliven the post a bit more, right ;-)?