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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 6

Being less than a hundred per cent attractive is a great filter

If you’re not in a relationship at the moment, it’s tempting to blame your looks – maybe you’re overweight, or going bald, or getting bags under your eyes, or too short, or too tall, or have wonky teeth.

Well, look around you. All over the world people fatter, balder, wrinklier, taller, shorter, or more in need of a trip to the dentist than you, are happily settled in relationships with people who love them. And no, they didn’t all start out looking perfect.

I have a very attractive friend who used to be with this man who would nag her every time she started to put on weight. He’d insist she cut down on her eating, or go to the gym. She felt he was only with her for her ...

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