Ugly dating ball
So what is it like to be an ugly man in Britain today?Can it really be as tough for a man as for a woman?'People will report they cannot get a job or a partner because they are ugly.But the reality is that no one is as ugly as they perceive themselves to be.'All my life, I've been judged by the state of my face,' he says.
And, on a day-to-day basis, they can get feedback from those around them.' As an ugly man, Stan faces one other huge hurdle: although he knows he is ugly, he's still programmed to think and act like any other red-blooded male.They are just curious to discover if this self confessed Mr Ugly really is as unattractive as he claims.'One woman got in touch purely because she wanted the prestige of going out with an ugly bloke,' Stan sighs.After all, we all know that men - superficial creatures that they are - judge a woman on her looks.But there's a commonly-held belief that women are infinitely less shallow.I've tried to do the same thing many times in my life and always failed.'So I thought that if I did a blog and managed to get readers, they would keep me on track and help provide me with the impetus to keep going with the fitness regime and lose weight. People are taking me at my word: they're actually interested in what I've got to say and what I think, instead of just what I look like.I'm really enjoying that.' But it wasn't Stan's weight loss that has kept readers riveted by his blog - it's his graphic descriptions of his attempts to get dates, and a large part of his readership are shocked by discovering how society treats those at the bottom of the beauty pile. The first woman I met - I'll call her Gloria - was a banker.Stan- who writes under a pseudonym and does not have a photo either on the blog or on his book jacket - is adamant that being ugly is a terrible curse. Right from the start, she looked like she hated me.'I went to Italy for the first time recently and it was like landing in Paradise.I would love to live there - or, in fact, in any country where women are less pasty than in Britain.' So does Stan really stand a chance of finding love with a beautiful woman? Although his blog has won him plenty of female admirers, most are interested in him not despite his ugliness, but because of it.