Just read this most hamsterrific of comments over at Boundless in their current podcast thread about what makes guys hot. (I know, I know.)
Whenever women say things like this, you have to add the phrase “who are already attractive to me” behind the word “men.” Because there’s just no way this woman would say this and actually mean it if the guy were, say:
- 35, unemployed, and still living with his parents
- fat and unfunny
- had been turned down by most of the women in the singles group
But oh, boy, does he love Jesus and giving of his time to the Church! HUBBA HUBBA! (<– That’s for you, Dalrock.)
I just had a friend who last year cut things off with a guy because he didn’t have a decent job and didn’t seem to be doing much to find one…but he loved to talk about his faith and how he wanted to get more involved in service and outreach! I mean, this guy made mix CDs of worship songs for her to listen to in the car, and even made one for ME even though I had only met him once. So let’s just forget this idea that it’s HOTT to love God and that one trait settles the question of hotness once and for all.
For any Christian woman, the guy has to have a suite of attractiveness traits FIRST. THEN he also has to love God. More Christian women will stay with a lukewarm/nominal Christian guy who is attractive than they will ever go for a super devout Christian guy who isn’t attractive. Just like Christian guys don’t go for Christian women first and foremost on account of their character, Christian girls don’t go for Christian guys first and foremost on account of their love of God/evangelism/service/kids/heterosexual marriage/pro-liferism/Africa/creationism/Axe body spray. Welllll, that last one’s a toss-up. I’ve seen the commercials.
Anyhow, to anyone well-traveled in these corners, this isn’t Brand New Information!! (/Phoebe on Friends), but I figured that blog comment was reason enough for the re-tread.