Dating ugly

03 Mar

Ten attractive single women are sitting at individual tables, each waiting expectantly to talk to him. 'I popped a mint in my mouth, fixed on my name tag and promptly fainted,' he confesses. In fact, he believes that he is so ugly that women won't want to spend even ten minutes with him, let alone allow him to prove what a lovable, loyal partner he might be.It's a speed-dating night, and Stan has ten minutes to woo and charm each of the ten women. For the past two years, Stan has been writing a hugely popular blog about his experiences looking for love.The whole perception of ugly people is that they are of lower stature than everyone else.

I didn’t know that she could actually feel attracted to him for OTHER reasons.

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.

And it's struck a chord with the millions of other men who believe they are also too ugly to find love.

I was sitting in a Spanish restaurant in Alphabet City with my little sister.

She was in town for the weekend from Boston, and I was treating her to shrimp stew, churros and the tales of my not-so-glamorous life in NYC.