First and foremost there are two scales: The Looks Only Scale and the Overall Scale.
Looks Only Scale (LOS)
A 1 to 10 scale based solely off of appearance. The idea is very much judging a book by it's cover. Gray area items which are included in appearance are voice, accent, laugh, breathing habits, mannerisms. If someone has a horrible laugh or a high-pitched voice... that could easily drop them a point or two. It doesn't really have a lot to do with a persons personality if a persons voice sounds something like cat-sex or their nose whistles a bit more than normal while breathing.
Overall Scale (OS)
Also a 1-10 scale. The LOS is the foundation for the OS. If someone is a 6 on the LOS then they start out as a 6 on the OS and as one gets to know them the rating goes up or down based off of personality. The OS is where personality, substance, and character come into play. The OS evolves over time and can change based on any number of things. Because the OS is built upon the LOS its rating always supersedes the LOS. However, two guys talking about a girl one of them is dating or knows will very often want to know both ratings.
Dude One: I really like this chick from my golf class.
Dude Two: Looks?
Dude One: 7
Dude Two: Overall?
Dude One: 8
Dude Two: Oh, nice.
The simple fact that the OS scale manipulates the LOS should make it evident that the OS is the more important and the stronger of the two scales. If it is not evident please understand that MBP places far more weight on the OS than they do on the LOS. Hence the reason courtship is so important. The LOS is simply a starting point.
MBP caps the OS at 10. If a LOS 6 is super awesome and that bumps them 4 points to a 10... (like me for example) and a 9 is just as awesome they do not jump to a 13. Perfect is perfect people. 10 is perfect live with it.
The Importance of Opinion
There is a great deal of taste and preference given to each person doing the judging. Rating attractiveness is not like rating a figure skater where each judge can award certain values to certain performances. Each individual judge can simply create their own rules when rating someone. What one person rates a 9, his very best friend can rate a 3.
One person may very well think that having a second toe that is longer than the adjacent big toe is very attractive. While someone else thinks that they could never possibly look down at the base of their bed and see their bare feet poking out of the covers next to their partners feet with what they consider to be the ugliest human condition - a longer second toe. So, all ratings are subject to the personal opinion of the individual doing the judging. Therefore no specific trait can be universally awarded any kind of value.
THE REMAINDER OF THIS POST DISCUSSES ASPECTS OF THE LOOKS ONLY SCALE (LOS). THERE IS NO FURTHER REFERENCE TO THE OVERALL SCALE (OS).
The System for calculating the LOS
The opinion of what is or is not attractive is unique to each individual. In order to create an understanding there is an equation in place so that a number can be assigned. The MBP has determined that there are three values whose definitions they could agree on.
Beautiful: Captivating. Elegant. Classy.
Cute: Adorable. Pleasant. Snuggly.
Sexy: Alluring. Erotic. Striking.
When rating someone, each value is given a 1-10 rating. Then the three ratings are added together and averaged. (note: Famous women automatically get an extra 10 added to their total before averaging because they are being rated against other famous women)
10: Extremely rare, almost flawless. Even Super models, centerfolds, and movie stars on their best days struggle to achieve this rating.
9: In a large group of women, she's almost always best in show. Includes: Models, Actresses, Pop stars and girls toted as "Hottest girl in..."
8: Extremely attractive. Most guys are lucky to date one or two 8's in their lifetime.
7: Very attractive. These are the hot girls most common in a guys regular environment
6: Attractive. Slightly above average. It should be noted that the majority of the worlds population is within the 5-6 range.
5: Starting to be attractive or unattractive.
2: Induces a gag reflex.
1: Not sure if these exist I've never seen one, but they would be seriously deformed, probably leprous, or some sort of half human half animal thing.
So, since I am in College Algebra the equation goes: (B+C+S)/3=A
Here are a couple of examples to show you how it works.
406 from Zombieland and Chick in the Bikini in Stepfather
Beautiful = 9
Cute = 8.5*
Sexy = 9
Famous = 10
Total = 36.5
Average = 9.125
RATING = 9 or 9.1**
The one I dated
RATING = 8 or 8.2**
My Baseball playoff make-out
RATING = 7 or 7.3**
*The use of decimal points is allowed. However when assigning a rating, it is MBP policy that it only be in .5 increments. Giving someone a 8.2 in beautiful is just silly.
**In most cases just the number is sufficient in Rating. MBP policy is to always round up simply because we are nice guys. When discussing looks with a good friend or if the rating is deserving of further explanation than just that of casual conversation, one decimal point is appropriate.
To see some ratings we at the MBP have given some well known women, go to this link.
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