I was thinking about Steph's post yesterday as I slumped onto the couch and turned on the tv to my default station, HGTV. House hunters was on, and for brainless TV, it beats Big Brother.
As I watched, was captivated by the newly married couple, because it was such an obvious mismatch. She was young, lovely and pleasant. She didn't rattle on about needing eight closets, like so many of the women on House Hunters do and in general, she came across as reasonable. Then her husband came on the screen, a schlubby (that's my best description) guy, thirty pounds overweight, kind of unpleasant with his demands for space and improvements and his fixation on football.
Even my husband commented, trying to figure out why a 9 would be married to a 3?
So I watched, relatively disinterested in what house they chose, but trying to figure out why she married him. And there was nothing in the program that shed any light on it.
There are men out there that can marry up. The best example I can think of is the character Chris O' Dowd plays in Bridesmaid, he's funny, cute and a seriously great guy. That guy can marry up, but a schlub? So perhaps the schlub is just dynamite in bed?
It's the only explanation I have.
maybe I missed something important. Anyone else know any obvious mismatches out there? I'm not counting the massively rich and famous in the conversation, because well, that's a whole other conversation.