Beauty et al.

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t vote for the subject of Beauty when “The PP Executive” was choosing this month’s topic. Though after putting together all of our pieces, I’m glad it’s where we went. This issue is short yet sweet and all about art; in life, as life, in passion and in bed.

Plenty of (Beautiful?) Fish

Anyone, and everyone, who has ever attempted to find love in the digital meat market can tell you: this is one bazaar where caveat emptor is the watchword du jour. You never know what you are going to get. That stunner you’ve been chatting with might actually be a love-starved convict, a tranny, your cousin, or worse…

You should take it for granted that the sexy photos on someone’s OKCupid profile were taken long ago, before gravity and years of chain smoking had time to distort her silhouette or weather his chiseled features. That said, does it really matter if that person you’ve discovered on the other end of the fiber optic cable is your perfect mate?

An optimist might argue that online dating has done more for those searching for true love than it has for those of us, myself especially, who use it as a hunting ground for depraved anonymous sex partners. By eliminating, or at the very least reducing, our reliance on purely physical metrics of attraction…