Has anyone else noticed that, particularly in American sitcoms, the loving married couple consists of an average, usually overweight man and a very attractive woman?
I think it probably does happen in real life…but I’ve been thinking for a while now, “Why don’t we see an average, possibly overweight woman with an absolute hunk?” Are there cases of this out there and I just don’t know about them? If there are, I’d wager that they are few and far between, unlike the Average Joe/Gorgeous Wife cliche that appears so often (see shows like According to Jim and The King of Queens for recent examples).
I’m not sure why it bugs me so much. Maybe it gives me this sense that men expect beauty while women, apparently, don’t.