Want to date a fashion model From body hang-ups to financial woe, man reveals why he dumped 'drop dead gorgeous' girlfriend
17:19 GMT, 21 September 2012
A man has revealed that dating a fashion model was not the positive experience he originally imagined.
Writing anonymously, the male blogger who dated a model for four years, admits that in the beginning it was a dream scenario and he considered his new girlfriend to be 'marriage material'.
But while he enjoyed a high-flying lifestyle with his head-turningly attractive partner, her body insecurities and lack of financial nous became increasingly unattractive, and in the end he was forced to call it quits.
Dream scenario A man has revealed that dating a model wasn't the experience he imagined (stock picture)
Submitting a response to the question 'What is it like to date or marry a fashion model' posted on the website Slate.com, the man describes his former flame as being 'better looking than 99.99 percent of all human beings'.
And he confesses that for the first few years he enjoyed the benefits of dating a beautiful woman.
Every time they went out together he reveals that they received special treatment, as people would see them as being 'a pretty good-looking couple'.
They could queue jump, could get into nightclubs for free and would regularly get upgraded to first class when they flew.
'She would obsess about what I could only
perceive to be completely invisible fat on her thighs and
just-as-invisible wrinkles around her eyes'
However as time went on, he became unable to deal with her growing insecurities and inability to invest money wisely.
He writes: 'She would obsess about
what I could only perceive to be completely invisible fat on her thighs
and just-as-invisible wrinkles around her eyes.
would literally ask me, “Do I look fat” or “Don't you think I look
old” and of course as a man with a good sense of perspective about what
I'd managed to snag, at first I would enthusiastically answer, “Of
He reports that her unhealthy obsession
with her looks became increasingly frustrating, as there was nothing he
could do reassure her.
As she approached 30, he also describes
that she became worried that her modelling days would soon be up as
another batch of 16 to 26-year-olds would take her place.
Model couples: David Walliams (left, pictured with wife Lara Stone) and Orlando Bloom (right, pictured with wife Miranda Kerr) have both married supermodels
But uninterested in using her looks to launch a money-making media career, as done by the likes of Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum, he describes she became 'more demotivated, insecure, and would complain often that she was “over the hill,” which is pretty absurd at 28 or 29.'
She also had no savings, as working as a contractor meant she would receive irregular lump-sum payments and at the end of the financial year her bank account would be wiped clean by a massive tax bill.
Instead of investing wisely she would 'go on partying and shopping binges in the weeks following getting paid and the rest of the time scraping by when she wasn't.'
He adds: 'I thought maybe we could make it work as a joint venture, with her doing the modeling and speaking and industry relationships, and I would handle the finance and 'business' pieces.
'But her negativity and insecurity about everything had totally poisoned things between us so much by then that I just couldn't handle it anymore.'
The male blogger ends his account noting that he is now engaged to a 'hometown girl' who his mother introduced him to when he was home one Christmas.