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I have thought about that too. I have some friend who are a couple and other who are not. Both are fine with the position they have ended up in, and I could have been either with a 50-50 chance.

I think people find partners during a time when they have no clue about what to look for, e.g. while being a student and running into someone in a bar being drunk. Hormones are the main drivers. The match is very arbitrary and many alternative matched could have formed -there is no "someone special soulmate on this planet.."-. If it doens't happen at that age then matches quickly become less likely because people grow up, becoming less flexible and tolerant, and more happy about not having a partner interfering with their business.


One can counter argues that social pressure is increasing as people get older. If marriage is a prevailing social value, one can ends up getting married with a by-default-partner for the sake of staying in the norm. Ouch ...


I think that default-partner is more of a self-inflicted norm (or the norm one inherits from parents) than a norm from social peer pressure. Here in NL people are used to seeing other people without a partner. I think in upper-class NY the norm is to not marry?
 
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I do not concur completely with the drunken randomness hypothesis.

The people I have met who the best insights are actually happy in their second marriages, or long term relationships.

People who sort of got it right from the drunken adventures of youth have a certain willful arrogance about the whole thing. They may continue to self medicate too - if the original harmony was distilled in a vat of liquor, that is one way to preserve it, though that method has its flaws, obviously.

I'm not a big drinker myself, so I would need more of an intellectual and emotional connection to make something last.


The drinking was just an example, it can also be at a random gym one randomly picks, a place you randomly pick to work a small job. The only think you need is lots of social interactions, it's linear. The intellectual match -or not- probably doesn't depend on how you met, that's something you grow into as you mature. You also don't need a full match, there are more people you have a social connection with than your partner. Sex is probably more important to have a match on from that point of view?
 
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No - that kind of attraction is the worst deceiver of all.

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This is Olivia Culpo at the pageant



She looks feminine at any weight -- one of these Latin women, that naturally come with curvy legs and asses that not just hispanic, but also black men openly like. Apart from stuffed boobs that look out of place on her bony chest, doesn't she look unnaturally thin for her natural body, like someone put in a cage and starved?

This is Olivia Culpo now, a year after the contest, when she doesn't have to disguise herself as a boy in makeup anymore.





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I take it Latin includes Italian

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Culpo was brought up in Edgewood (Cranston), Rhode Island, and is the daughter of Susan (née Curran) and Peter Culpo. She is the middle child of five. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of Irish and Italian ancestry. Culpo graduated from St. Mary Academy ? Bay View in 2010 with high honors and as a member of the National Honor Society. In high school she participated in two foreign language trips to Milan, Italy.


 
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The ways that people find each other are as diverse as the people themselves. Each person has their own individual mix of reasons for looking for, finding, and binding to other people. It could be physical, emotional, practical, financial, familial, religious, social, diplomatic, etc.

Outrun is right about age and flexibility but P(happy couple | age of meeting) is not monotonically declining with age. In some ways, a young couple faces higher risks due to immaturity and the high chance that one or both partners will change and grow apart as they age. And, in some ways, older couples can work well because they are WYSIWYG and both people have more experience with how to get along with others. And some people really don't need (or want) another person complicating their life -- we have one never-married friend who would only marry if the husband lived around the corner in a different house.

The Anna Karenina principle that "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" is simply and utterly wrong.

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Zerdna: Olivia looks lovely, either way. Her personality comes through in both pictures too.

Enjoy the rest of your weekends!

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I take it Latin includes Italian

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Culpo was brought up in Edgewood (Cranston), Rhode Island, and is the daughter of Susan (née Curran) and Peter Culpo. She is the middle child of five. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of Irish and Italian ancestry. Culpo graduated from St. Mary Academy ? Bay View in 2010 with high honors and as a member of the National Honor Society. In high school she participated in two foreign language trips to Milan, Italy.



Happens a lot, Irish and Italians marrying.

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As T4A mentions why people marry is a whole lot of reasons, most related to fitting in, raising children, and stability. Almost all of the reasons have nothing to do with sexual attraction to the partner. One of the telltales of that is how easily and quickly people cheat on their spouses with fairly random strangers. So to me why people marry and whether they are happy, whatever this means, is a totally different notion from who they really want to screw.

Glad that i found a supporter in the notion that the famous 'happy families are blah, blah, blah" is bunk -- last conversation people where a bit emotional about me not seeing any clothes on this emperor .

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Culpo was brought up in Edgewood (Cranston), Rhode Island, and is the daughter of Susan (née Curran) and Peter Culpo. She is the middle child of five. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother is of Irish and Italian ancestry. Culpo graduated from St. Mary Academy ? Bay View in 2010 with high honors and as a member of the National Honor Society. In high school she participated in two foreign language trips to Milan, Italy.



Happens a lot, Irish and Italians marrying.


at least in New England/NYC where both groups abound
 
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this was miss usa 2012, Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island


>> I was referring to the Philipino, but the French one is just a bit better. The upper parts of their bodies are much more delicate than their legs - I don't like it.

I think maybe there's a cultural aspect: women in north america seem far more likely to go jogging say than women in other countries who stay thin by smoking and not eating


Could you enlighten me what are the countries where women stay thin by smoking and not eating, unlike the women maintaining the healthy American lifestyle?

I don't like the women's figures because they disproportionate - they have tiny chests and massive legs (not to mention the legs are too short). I don't like thin figures either - I like them delicate; curves and fat tissue allowed. E.g. a woman 5'9'' tall shouldn't have more than 35.5 inch hips, while in case of the women in the pictures, I don't think their bone structure would allow it (the thin version of Olivia Culpo looks just awkward).



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Smoking to get slim puts UK women at top of Europe's lung cancer table
 
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Like in quant finance? What is it that turns a model into a supermodel?

If slim then Cara Delevingne .

She is different, she has eyebrows, she grimaces, she is short by industry standard, she can drum, she can sing too ...

Is the era of the "perfect" supermodels over?

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this was miss usa 2012, Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island


>> I was referring to the Philipino, but the French one is just a bit better. The upper parts of their bodies are much more delicate than their legs - I don't like it.

I think maybe there's a cultural aspect: women in north america seem far more likely to go jogging say than women in other countries who stay thin by smoking and not eating


Could you enlighten me what are the countries where women stay thin by smoking and not eating, unlike the women maintaining the healthy American lifestyle?

I don't like the women's figures because they disproportionate - they have tiny chests and massive legs (not to mention the legs are too short). I don't like thin figures either - I like them delicate; curves and fat tissue allowed. E.g. a woman 5'9'' tall shouldn't have more than 35.5 inch hips, while in case of the women in the pictures, I don't think their bone structure would allow it (the thin version of Olivia Culpo looks just awkward).


I blame Hollywood.
In Holland women stay fit by cycling and not so much junk food.

"Smoking and not eating" is just a silly remark. The food lifestyle in USA is anything but healthy in general.

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this was miss usa 2012, Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island


>> I was referring to the Philipino, but the French one is just a bit better. The upper parts of their bodies are much more delicate than their legs - I don't like it.

I think maybe there's a cultural aspect: women in north america seem far more likely to go jogging say than women in other countries who stay thin by smoking and not eating


Could you enlighten me what are the countries where women stay thin by smoking and not eating, unlike the women maintaining the healthy American lifestyle?

I don't like the women's figures because they disproportionate - they have tiny chests and massive legs (not to mention the legs are too short). I don't like thin figures either - I like them delicate; curves and fat tissue allowed. E.g. a woman 5'9'' tall shouldn't have more than 35.5 inch hips, while in case of the women in the pictures, I don't think their bone structure would allow it (the thin version of Olivia Culpo looks just awkward).


I blame Hollywood.
In Holland women stay fit by cycling and not so much junk food.

"Smoking and not eating" is just a silly remark. The food lifestyle in USA is anything but healthy in general.



(edit: Female Smoking by Country)

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this was miss usa 2012, Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island


>> I was referring to the Philipino, but the French one is just a bit better. The upper parts of their bodies are much more delicate than their legs - I don't like it.

I think maybe there's a cultural aspect: women in north america seem far more likely to go jogging say than women in other countries who stay thin by smoking and not eating


Could you enlighten me what are the countries where women stay thin by smoking and not eating, unlike the women maintaining the healthy American lifestyle?

I don't like the women's figures because they disproportionate - they have tiny chests and massive legs (not to mention the legs are too short). I don't like thin figures either - I like them delicate; curves and fat tissue allowed. E.g. a woman 5'9'' tall shouldn't have more than 35.5 inch hips, while in case of the women in the pictures, I don't think their bone structure would allow it (the thin version of Olivia Culpo looks just awkward).


I blame Hollywood.
In Holland women stay fit by cycling and not so much junk food.

"Smoking and not eating" is just a silly remark. The food lifestyle in USA is anything but healthy in general.





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you'll get a kick out of this
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What Diet do fashion models follow?
tomasemilio asked 5 years ago
What kind of diet do they use in order to have that very lean, thin not too bulked body? Atkins? The Zone? Calorie Restriction? ( especially for men)

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alexisf319 answered 5 years ago
Coke.

And I'm not talking soda pop.

Many follow the "two-finger" diet, too. Two fingers down the throat after eating a piece of lettuce.

And a large number of them smoke cigarettes to help stave off the hunger.

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Been reading the Star and National Enquirer since I was teen.
 
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Why don't they let Turkey join the UE?

 
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Why don't they let Turkey join the UE?


strictly speaking Turkey is not in Europe neither it is part of Europe. It belongs to Asia. I am certain from the geographical point of view
 
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