Friday, February 18, 2011

Arrogance in the Opposite Sex: Turn on or Turn off?

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When I was 18, I had a huge crush on a friend’s classmate. It wasn’t that he was earth-shatteringly good-looking. He was just exactly my type. In addition to being tall and cute, he also had this charming, down-to-earth attitude about him that I really liked. He wasn’t full of himself.

Nearly a decade later, a lot of things have changed in my life but my taste in men still remains the same.  Now, I don’t have anything against drop-dead-gorgeous guys. In fact, I welcome them. My problem is with guys – gorgeous or not- who are too in love with how they look. You know the type: the one that makes you want to sing Too Sexy from Right Said Fred.

Remember how that song went? Too sexy for my shirt/too sexy for this party/….

In case you don’t know or remember this hilarious song from the 90s, check out the video.
So I don’t know about you, but arrogance is a major turn-off for me. Mind you, I am not saying confidence. Confidence rocks…unless it makes me want to sing from Right Said Fred…

For instance, my favorite romantic comedy movie character ever is Jack (played by Bill Pullman) in While You Were Sleeping. Jack is nice, honest, fun and good-looking in a classic sort of way. I have always found Bill Pullman cute, charming and handsome but my favorite Pullman character is Jack- both with his looks and character. You see, Jack has flaws; but they only make him more likable. And he is not in lust with himself.

So among all the romantic films I’ve seen, that’s why Pullman’s Jack does it for me. He is just adorable.

If I need to give more fictional examples, I prefer Stefan over Damon (The Vampire Diaries), Matt over Tyler (still Vampire Diaries) and Sam over Dean (Supernatural. Remember the first 2 seasons when Sam was sort of shy?)..I guess you got my point.

But what about you? Does arrogance turn you on? Off? Or you don’t really care?
Who are your favorite arrogant/humble fictional characters?


  1. I like too sexy arrongogant ass holes but they are the ones that makes you laugh most of the time and they are the ones that you wanna chase after. Damn it i have to get rid of this feeling but but Damon for instance (God i wouldnt say no to Stefan ofcourse but Damon is just adorable)
    Anyway I think you should hang out and have fun as much as you can with the too sexy ies and last with the decent, mature and a bit boring ones :P

  2. Ha ha. Well,decent ones aren't necessarily boring;) You shouldn't think nice and exciting are mutually exclusive. Again, remember Stefan - until we meet the real life nice cuties;)

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