Hey Di Interesting question. Here is an article / interview with Mr. Hamermesh, author of “Beauty Pays,” at Tokyo’s Hitotsubashi University in 2010.
He claims good looking people do in fact have an advantage. I wonder if it is that some people who are ‘good looking’ have better self-esteem and are more confident (which is in itself an attractive quality). In saying that, I know plenty beautiful people who have low self-esteem. Maybe those who believe themselves ‘less attractive’ feel threatened by those they perceive better looking and then avoid them.
What is your assessment of this young woman?
You could maybe say something like: "I found the following interesting in the paper you wrote, “…”. Here is a clip / article you might find interesting. Let me know if you’d like to discuss it further.
My 2c worth