Are you in a bi-facial relationship?

3 Jun

No that is not a typo, I would like to discuss bi-FACIAL relationships, not bi-RACIAL relationships.  I have nothing against bi-racial relationships, the topic of facial relationships is altogether much more amusing.  I did not coin this phrase, nor do I know how long it’s been around.  I first heard it on the radio while listening to my favorite Chicago morning radio-show hosts, Eric and Kathy on The Mix.  They introduced the idea of a bi-facial relationship to me explaining that it’s what you label a couple in which one person’s face is MUCH more attractive than the other person’s face.  Say you have a woman who is a 10, and her partner is a 3, that would be considered bi-facial.  But a couple who are both 6’s would be considered to be of the same attractiveness and therefore wouldn’t warrant any funny label.

The radio-show hosts were asking people to call in who thought they were part of a bi-facial relationship.  They specifically asked for the person with the HIGHER number to call in, and every single caller that I heard while listening was a woman!  Frankly, I’m not so shocked.  Women as a gender are considerably more attractive in my humble opinion.  I see more women in ads trying to sell things, and I can recognize that the curves and shape of a woman is sometimes more pleasing than that of a man.  Personally, I can usually find something attractive about every woman I see, but on the other hand, I’m really picky about the men I find attractive and tend to judge them more harshly.

I can totally picture a really hot woman with a mediocre man, but don’t really like to picture it the other way around!  I blame society (cause why not)!  Aren’t women expected to be more attractive? Do we secretly like it that way?  I have no answers, only questions.  While this whole idea makes me laugh, I know there is nothing funny about body image issues and I KNOW that we all have them.  We all act as our own worst critic, and that can be downright exhausting.

Back to the fun stuff… are you curious to know how more about my personal facial relationship?  Oh good, me too!  First off let me say I think the Scottish is dreamy.  He has an adorable face, and I would NOT consider us to be part of the bi-facial crowd, but I am a tad biased of course.  After hearing the radio show I did ask the Scottish to rate my face (asking for disaster I know!) and he gave me a 8.5, which I agree with for the most part!  (Please refrain from commenting, I’m a fragile artist type.)  The Scottish gave himself a mid-range number and I raised it to a 7 because well, he’s way sexier than he gives himself credit for!  We are comfortable with this arrangement and consider both of our faces to be just right for us.  🙂

WARNING:  Do not try this at home!  Do not ask your significant other how they would rate the attractiveness of your face if you don’t want to hear the answer! Things could get ugly (hehe).  The Scottish and I have a very candid and open relationship.  We discuss a lot of things lightly and with humor so for us this was FUNNY.  Do not compare your faces if you don’t think it will be FUNNY, or if you think you will have the lower number.  Duh.

The other fascinating thing about the radio conversation with all the women callers was that their men’s ratings when down the longer they sat on hold.  Multiple women said, I was gonna give him a 4, but I just decided he’s a 3.  What??  Either they were being nice with the first number or they wanted to widen the gap to add some drama, either way it was hilarious.  One woman said she was 8 and I believe she gave her husband a 2.5.  When asked why so low, she said, “Well his obesity has a lot to do with it.”  Umm, yea, you think?

So I was looking for an example of a bi-facial relationship on the good ol’ internet.  Let me just say that you should never under any circumstances type in the words ugly man into a search engine. It is not pleasant!! I’m still sort of gagging.  But we need an example!

Here is a picture of a famous couple, or at least I think they are famous (I don’t follow celebs besides the Kardashians and the families on TLC).   Do you see the bi-facialness?

photo found at Unfinished Man

Quote: “One must love humanity in order to reach out into the unique essence of each individual: no one can be too low or too ugly.” Georg Buchner

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5 Responses to “Are you in a bi-facial relationship?”

  1. Matt Kuzma June 3, 2012 at 5:27 PM #

    Cindy told me about this post, I think she has me beat by at least 3 points. And the babe pictured above is Padma Lakshmi, with her ex-husband, author Salman Rushdie. He was kind of a big deal in the 80’s.

    Padma got knocked up in 2011 by a bozo venture capitalist, ditched the dad, then hung out with this dude (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_J._Forstmann) for a while, before he died.

    Meanwhile, you and the Scot are a perfect match.

    • Stephanie June 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM #

      Love this! You’re so sweet. And Cindy is a total babe! Thanks for educating me about the celebs I posted!! 🙂

  2. Ayesha August 31, 2012 at 7:40 PM #

    Hi Stephanie! I just had to read about this bi-facial business. And don’t you think a man would be considered a jerk if he did say that he had the higher number or if he didn’t say that his wife or girlfriend had a higher number? If some guy called in saying he looked like David Beckham and his wife looked like Roz from Monsters Inc. (even I can’t use a real woman), don’t you think no one would believe him and that everyone would think he was kind of an a$$hat for saying it?

    I also think women are generally more attractive but that’s not to say there aren’t some fine men out there that would meet our attractiveness level. And I guess I think my husband and I are on a similar rating of somewhere around 8. So we’re not bi-facial. Haha.

    • Stephanie August 31, 2012 at 8:18 PM #

      Hi Ayesha! I think your point about if a guy called in, he’d be an asshole or no one would believe him is spot on! Thanks for stopping by girl! 🙂

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