I know the British are a bit vain, but this goes entirely too far. A new study released by The Good Surgeon Guide, Britain’s leading cosmetic treatment review website, indicated that 19% of women would leave their spouse if they were able to achieve their dream body through plastic surgery.
No kidding. One in five British women (1,261 women were interviewed for the study) would gladly upgrade to a more attractive partner if they had the ability to command one. But wait, it gets worse – 62% of these women wouldn’t even feel guilty about ending their current relationship. So much for the sanctity of marriage.
Even more alarming is the fact that 14% of these women have been in their relationship for more than 10 years. A lot of these women have been married for a long time and, in theory, should have a bond with their husband that extends way beyond the fact that they are not attractive enough to land a better looking man.
Of course, maybe there are other issues in these marriages causing them to want to run for the hills. And as someone who has never been married, I may not be the best person to judge others on the sorry state of their nuptials.
However, 20% is a very large number. If it were 3-5%, you might be able to argue that these people are simply in bad marriages that are most likely headed for divorce anyway. But 20% is a whole different beast. We are talking about a lot of women who decided to marry someone they are not attracted to because they felt they couldn’t do any better. Way to go ladies. Shoot for the stars.
There is a flip side to this. Approximately 22% of women interviewed believed that their husband might leave them for a more attractive woman. I suppose self confidence is a clear issue at play with many British women. I wonder what percentage of women ready to jump ship for a better looking man after plastic surgery also were afraid their husband was plotting the same exact move. That would have been an interesting statistic to include in this study.
For all you crazy British ladies out there searching for the right plastic surgeon to help you bust free of your loveless marriage, I have this to say to you – either grow some balls and leave now in your current state of attractiveness or suck it up and accept your lot with your current man. Getting plastic surgery to boost your chances once you hit the singles scene is a cowardly move. Besides, your stock on the free agent market will most likely plummet once these better looking dudes discover the truth about your vanity and low self confidence. This may be a bit harsh, but I speak the truth.
Oh, and one more thing. Plastic surgery may make these women more attractive, but it certainly won’t fix all of their personality flaws. Ultimately, any enhancement to their physical beauty will probably be negated by their whopping psychological baggage. What these women really need is therapy.