Dating an ugly guy
It has now been published as a book, Bete de Jour - the title a self-deprecating play on words on the anonymous call-girl blogger Belle de Jour.
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.'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.'When I tried to make her laugh by joking that I had a job as a polevaulter, she stared at me with an expression that said: "Not only are you ugly, but you are also an absolute idiot." And when I joked that perhaps we hadn't got off to a good start because of the sexual tension between us, she pushed back her chair and marched out of the room.' But is Stan's lack of success really down to his looks, or is there something much deeper which makes women shy away from him?Such as a poor sense of humour, and even more woeful social skills?