February 21, 2008
On a lark, I decided to put up my picture on hotornot.com, the site that lets visitors vote on others' attractiveness. I'm not sure why I did it. I guess I wanted to see what others thought of me, without petty details like personality or behavior getting in the way.
Here's the picture I went with.
Amy had taken this one over the summer while I was gardening. To be perfectly honest, I think this picture makes me look better than I actually do in person. So it may be a bit unfair. Then again, I am gardening in the picture, which isn't a hobby guys usually list in personal ads. (Speaking of personal ads, I also made sure to pick a shot that had my wedding ring in it, so Amy wouldn't freak out to see my picture on that website.)
I was surprised to find I don't have many photos of just myself to choose from. In fact, here were the only other recent pictures that feature only me.
But my hair looked terrible in those, so I didn't use them. I didn't have time for a trip to Glamour Shots, so I went with the gardening photo instead.
The next morning, I checked back, and was shocked to discover I was a 9.9!
"9.9," I asked myself, "out of what?"
It looks like they use a 10-point scale, but on further investigation, I'm not sure how they calculate that, as the vote count says it should be more like a seven (I think it's 7.125, to be precise, but then again, us hotties aren't usually very good at math). I'm guessing that's inflated by my flattering picture.
So bottom line: I'm about average looking.
I'll take it!Posted by Kevin at February 21, 2008 09:48 AM