vanessa48 write: As Marilyn Monroe explained in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: "Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?"
Don't feel sorry for the rich man and the Barbie doll -- they know exactly where they stand with one another.
Exactly! :) As the saying goes, "You can love a rich man as easily as a poor one", but it can also go "You can love a GORGEOUS woman as easily as an ungly/average one".
P.S. Tthere is a rival movie to that one which is titled "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes" or something similar.
As Marilyn Monroe explained in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: "Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?"
Don't feel sorry for the rich man and the Barbie doll -- they know exactly where they stand with one another. Donald Trump and Melania Knauss are a perfect example. This man couldn't attract a bag lady if he were broke, and Melania MIGHT throw him a couple of bucks if she passed him on the street. The same can be said for her -- an ugly Melania, with the same exact personality and education (or lack thereof), would never attract the power and money of a Donald Trump.
I would love to be a fly on the wall during dinner at the trump house -- what do you suppose they talk about? Politics? Current affairs? The state of the union? The stock market? Louis Vuitton? I'm thinkin' they probably just eat in bed...
blondeindian write: I have four college degrees, and at 42 on thursday, feel pretty smoken...so,I don't believe any of this, there are smoken barbies and kens at 40 and above, look at the age of most of the popular actors and singers, 40 and above, or close to it....
I have three degrees myself and plan to start on my doctorate in the spring. What bothers me about this particular thread is the assumption that a so-called "Barbie" (a woman who takes care of her BODY as well as her mind) cannot be "real."
Barbie was a derogatory term made up by women who were expressing sour grapes. Barbie is a doll, and made out of plastic. To be honest, unless you are shallow enough to only want a piece of arm candy, and not looking for more, you would be sorely disappointed once the plastic starts to wear a bit.
It was meant as a derogatory, but take it as a compliment, albeit somewhat backhanded...
But men are foolish, and want it all! Brains and looks. :o)
GeminiDi write: Why do some people automatically assume that because a woman is blonde, fit, and petite that she MUST lack intelligence, character, personality, and self-confidence?
Oh, and she cannot possibly be a "real love!" Weren't those the two choices? A skinny barbie doll "girl" or a true love?
I have four college degrees, and at 42 on thursday, feel pretty smoken...so,I don't believe any of this, there are smoken barbies and kens at 40 and above, look at the age of most of the popular actors and singers, 40 and above, or close to it....
Oh, I don't know. Look at Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Jowls(oops, Bowles, I meant Bowles). She is definitely no Barbie doll but he preferred her over Diana, which was younger and prettier by far. I think it depends on what the man is looking for. If he's looking for a trophy, he'll go for the Barbie doll. If he's looking for something real he will want you to be appealing to him sexually but not necessarily look like Barbie. I think despite what is often said about men, both men and women date people whom they find physically attractive. I mean, when was the last time any of the women here dated someone with no teeth and a gut that hung down to his knees because he was a nice guy? We all have a basic body type and basic looks to work with and you don't need to look like Barbie to look your best. For some women, their best isn't even thin and they still find men that adore them: look at Liz Taylor. Marilyn Monroe was also not a thin gall (she wore size 16 as does Kate Kinslet the lead in Titanic) yet no one in their right mind would call these ladies ugly-certainly not the men that loved and married them. As an old rabi used to say: If you can not be perfect, do what you can. I am not jewish but I think he had it right. By the way gals, I was about 7 when the first Barbie came out and the original Barbie was a brunette with blue eyes,not a blonde. I still have her somewhere at my parents house :-) Yes, I am old enough for that; I am 40 and I am not Barbie but I think I look youtful for my age. The picture posted here was taken last Fri. (11/11/05).
I have to say that I have dated millionaire's and once I was comfortable and gained weight. Thinking he loved me for me. Just having a pretty face was not good enough. I have had lipo so many times. Now, I try really hard for someone to like me just with weight but, you run into guys who figure your desperate because you have weight and pretty enough to get laid. So, they come on to me hard and I just run away from them. But, when I lose the weight in the past you were treated like a bimbo. You do what they say, wear what they want, and most of all you do the crazy stuff in bed that you would normally say no to. It's more for his ego, just like his car. I have yet to find a guy who like's me for my face and not my body. Even guys who are not millionaires with just a little money are the same. I actually had a fat 60 year old guy who I thought would be nice to me with average income tell me that if I lost 15 pounds I would be great. He was 250 lbs.
irishbutterfly write: I have weighed 223 pounds and am currently at 122 pounds. I battled weight all my life up and down like a yo-yo. I have lost and maintained this weight for eight years now. I think everybody has an axe to grind. I never ever would judge someone because of their weight...not male not female. Not because they were too skinny or had some extra weight...I look for nice easy going pleasant witty people. I have to tell those of you who think it's okay to make comments about skinny women is as bad as people making comments about overweight women..their both wrong. They are both being critical and judgemental. Think about it...
Just want to put the record straight - that I wasn't being critical about a persons weight but about the perception. Yes, I do believe that you should not judge a book by the cover in any direction or appearance that book comes in. I might have sounded harsh because I dispise the judgemental attitude that is portrayed through some of this.....if you want to be a barbie or whatever fill your boots, everybody has a right to be what they want... I think I will go back to the lighter side of things, LOL
Lighten up everyone......everybody is different.....and everyone looks for different things at different times in their lives.....but mostly people want to be happy, enjoy life and have a trusted lover/partner by their side.......let's not minimize the character, smarts and personality that many very attractive people exhibit......
It is true that men are very visual, especially initially as has been pointed out....but in the end, the type of person a woman is usually becomes most important -- and if you are lucky enough to find "Barbie-type" beauty and character, humor and intellect -- then congrats you have hit the jackpot -- don't let this "prize" get away !
My thoughts on Barbie....
Barbie in relation to people always meant to me, a woman who was so full of herself, bubble head, materialistic, self absorbed, I think you get the picture. It it not about barbie's looks - it's about who she represents-no brains. This is why they came out with barbie's sister Kelly who has red hair & thinks, etc. Who made these dolls in the first place for little girls to idolize and grow up with misguided representations of what a woman is "supposed" to look like??? Yes, I was a little girl once who grew up with those false thoughts - oh yes there is another - a knight in shinning armour that will carry me off to his castle. Reality check!!