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How to Be Unattractive: Tips for Those Who Are Too Good Looking

The True Challenges with Good Looks

Being extremely attractive actually has several very real negatives.

Firstly, it has been discovered that it is harder for good looking people to get a job from their gender. While a man may hire a beautiful woman to work for him, a woman will be less likely to offer this woman a position as it may cause her to feel uncomfortable.

Secondly, attractive people are often pursued in relationships simply because of their appearance. It is difficult for a handsome man to find a woman who he can build a sincerely relationship with when she admires his looks before discovering his personality.

How to Avoid Looking Too Good

CategoryHow to do it right (become unattractive)How to do it wrong (become good looking)


Let it get greasy and unkempt.

Find a style that fits your face.

Physical Health

Don't exercise and remain inactive.

Walk as much as possible, hit the gym, and take on challenges.


Don't shower or deodorize.

Stay clean and use minimal cologne/perfume.


Break all rules and focus on yourself.

Stay true to your word and focus on others.

While many people are running around trying to figure out how to become better looking - confident that looks will solve all of their problems - there are those few, proud, attractive people, who desire more than anything to minimize their really really really, ridiculously goodlookingness.

At this point you may be asking, "Why would anyone want to be less attractive?!"

Let me reveal to you some shocking statistics about good looking people that I have made up on the spot:

  • One out of five attractive people are fired from a job by the age of 50.
  • The average gorgeous woman eats 50% fewer meals than her average counterparts.
  • 100% of shockingly stunning people die at least once in their lifetime.
  • Handsome men tend to be more seriously effected financially by a punch in the face.
  • 80% of good looking people have things given to them because of their appearance - this leads to a lower work ethic among this demographic.

As you can see, there are many drawbacks to being attractive. In fact, if you are cursed with good looks (which I am sure you are if you are reading this article), then you will certainly need to take to heart the valuable information concisely packed into this hub. This article has the potential to change your life.

Side Note: This article is written for those people who are too attractive. If you struggle with the opposite and for some strange, whack reason want to be more attractive, simply do the complete opposite of everything in this article and you will be irresistible! Of course, unless you are a glutton for pain, I highly doubt you will want to deal with all of the inconveniences of having people flocking to you out of sheer charm and good looks.

Are you too good looking? Sometimes it's hard to know if this is the case.

Are you too good looking? Sometimes it's hard to know if this is the case.

How to Know if You Are Too Good Looking

Now that you have been exposed to the gross truth behind the horror of good looks, let's take a minute to define what it means to be too good looking. After all, everything is good in moderation - including attractiveness. Therefore, if you are mildly attractive, you should be fine. It's those overtly handsome men and drop-dead gorgeous women that really have to worry about lowering your rating on the hotness scale.

What makes someone overly attractive?

  • Great hair.
  • Classy clothing.
  • In tip-top physical condition.
  • Phenomenal hygiene.
  • An irresistible sense of humor.
  • Excels in integrity.
  • Lives with passion.

These are the primary arenas in which someone is deemed attractive. If you take care of your physical health and hygiene, spend some time primping every morning, develop a quality sense of humor, and have integrity and passion, you will become irresistible in hardly anytime at all. In fact, it is amazing at how quickly you can become ugly! Just get to work doing the opposite of everything on this list and you will be living the dream of unattractivity in no time.

Quotable Quotes About Looking Unattractive

Here is a collection of quotes that I have made up in about 5 minutes to inspire you to become mediocre in your appearance. For those who have made this their goal, consider using post-it's to place these quotes on your bathroom mirror.

"Life is full of surprises. Your face should be one of them."

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore you can be unattractive regardless of what others say."

"Life is short. Don't waste it on looking like me." (only say this if you are cursed with great looks).

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"Love me, I'm ugly."

Helping You Become Less Attractive

If you effectively implement the techniques presented in this article you should be able to successfully half your rating on a scale of 1-10. That's right, if you are a 10, you can happily become a 5. If you are a 4, with a bit of luck you can become a 2. All is not lost, your appearance is only temporary and you can lower it much quicker with a little bit of work on your part.

By this point in the article you might be asking, "How does this guy know what to do to be successfully unattractive? Has he already accomplished going from a 10 to a 1, from a hero to a zero?"

No my friends, sadly I am still too good looking for my own good. And because of that, I have ended up stuck with a shockingly beautiful girlfriend as well. Like attracts like, and I have been thus far unable to lower my appearance to the point where I can find an equally unattractive girlfriend. Therefore, I am likely going to be stuck with this perfect 10 for a long time.

However, I can still help you! Learn from the mistakes of others and save yourself from the misery that comes with being good looking.

Here are the terrible truths about being attractive:

  • Good looking people often make more money in their lifetime.
  • Attractive people tend to have more friends.
  • Beautiful women and handsome men have stuff given to them for free.
  • Above average people end up dating and marrying above average people.

No one wants to be a victim of any of the above mentioned statistics. Carefully study the list below and learn how to prevent the disaster of being attractive.

You certainly want to avoid diet and exercise if your goal is to be unattractive. With a healthy body it will be nearly impossible for people to see you as good looking.

You certainly want to avoid diet and exercise if your goal is to be unattractive. With a healthy body it will be nearly impossible for people to see you as good looking.

If you are constantly bored and avoid all passion for life, you will quickly succeed in your quest to be bad looking.

If you are constantly bored and avoid all passion for life, you will quickly succeed in your quest to be bad looking.

Techniques to Become Bad Looking

Finally, here are some of the top methods that you can use to repulse and deter away other individuals to remain single, alone, and have minimal friends. Remember to follow this list very carefully. If you accidentally do the opposite of what is listed here you risk the potential of become more attractive and charming - defeating the entire purpose of what you are attempting to accomplish. So be careful!

Minimize Physical Activity

Exercise not only gives you a healthy glow and puts you in better shape, but it also increases your self-confidence - all of which increase ones attractiveness. Therefore, make sure that you drive as much as possible, sit as much as possible, and eat and drink as much as possible. The more soda you drink, the less time you spend outside, and the more time you spend doing nothing will all assist you strongly in becoming bad looking.

Ruin Your Confidence

People are drawn to those that exude confidence. In all reality, regardless of how you look, people will be attracted to you if you are confident. Therefore, removing confidence from your life is one of the first things that you must do to successfully become bad looking. Think of yourself as a loser, realize that you can accomplish nothing, and dwell on your failures. This will give you a huge step up in chasing people away in general.

Additionally, recognize that the opposite is also true. If you start saying that you can accomplish things that are impossible, they will become possible. If you begin to say "yes" instead of "no", you will quickly fall into the pit of becoming gorgeous.

Focus on Ignoring Your Hair, Clothing, and Makeup (for women)

It is incredible what a difference a haircut, new outfit, and bit of self attention can have on someones appearance. So BE CAREFUL! You can work incredibly hard to ruin yourself only to have a quick makeover that ends with a transformation similar to Anne Hathaway's change into a princess in Princess Diaries. Don't destroy your accomplishments with a single makeover.

Stink and Dirt are Your Best Friends

Even if you fail to look unattractive in every other dimension, if you can successfully develop a stench and filth that is unique to you, you should be able to repel people rather successfully. Using such foul items as soap, deodorant, and shampoo will certainly make it more challenging to deter others. Meanwhile, simply avoiding these items will quickly drop your attractivity by a couple of points with minimal work on your part.

Don't Laugh or Smile

Humor and smiles are contagious and charming. If you can be ugly, filthy, and have no sense of humor, your ability to repulse is nearly perfected! People like to laugh and people like being around people who laugh. Additionally, a smile puts someone at peace and brightens their day. These activities will cause people to see you as more attractive than you really are. So don't forget to drop these bad habits if you want to become bad looking.

Avoid Integrity and Passion

People who love life, others, and the world, develop a charm that is irresistible. Imagine the horror that you would face if you did everything you could to be disgusting but then decided to focus on saving an orphanage in India. You would immediately be seen as a great person - attracting others in no time. Save yourself the hassle of having to chase others away - skip out on passion and integrity.

The Truth About Good Looks

As I am sure you have realized by the end of this article, I have written this to be humorous and reveal what someone should actually do if they are interested in being seen as attractive ("duh").

Therefore, I hope that you not only enjoyed the article but discovered that you have the ability to be as charming and attractive as you would like. The beauty about life is that we have the ability to guide it in the direction that we so choose. Whether it is with our looks, our attitude, or our passion for life and God, we have the freedom to make our world the way we want it to.

If you've decided that you no longer want to be ugly, go start making the world a better place and you'll be amazed at how quickly you become irresistibly charming.

What If You Decide You Do Not Want to be Unattractive?

As I am sure that you are better looking than a Zoolander model if you are reading this article, you are already struggling with being too good looking. However, what happens if, after trying these techniques and becoming completely unattractive, you decided for some bizarre reason that you want to go back to being really really really, ridiculously good looking? What do you do then?

It's easy, just follow these rules in reverse.

If you become one of those absurd men or women who actually want to face the challenges that come with hottness, then do the opposite of what I have said above and you will become much better looking again.

I hope you take a moment to re-evaluate your attractiveness (physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually), and decide whether or not you want to be a hottie or a bad looker. If you don't take some time to ponder who you are and who you want to become, you may look back with horror not realizing that you look much like the doctors and nurses in the classic Twilight Zone episode "The Eye of the Beholder".


Tina Siuagan from Rizal, Philippines on June 24, 2019:

This is really funny, Robert. It's been a while since I'd been around here and it's nice to read something as fun as this, from you.

Joan Isakson on January 06, 2015:

Oh I love it!

Robert Erich (author) from California on October 31, 2012:

I'm glad it gave you a laugh! Keep enjoying that work of yours.

Kalpana Iyer from India on October 30, 2012:

Haha, just what I needed at work. Made me laugh out loud. Thanks!

Robert Erich (author) from California on August 29, 2012:

I am certainly glad that this article made you laugh! And you are absolutely right - personality is really what makes someone incredibly attractive. Glad you stopped by and are back!

Kristi Sharp from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota. on August 29, 2012:

I needed to laugh. Thanks for lifting me up today. I think that attractive people eat 80% less meals, in fact, do they eat? Actually, the most attractive people I know are the people who have the best personalities. Great looks are meaningless because eventually you will have to speak. :) Very funny and as always, a joy to read. -K

Robert Erich (author) from California on August 26, 2012:

Thanks again Natasha! Your writing is also incredibly entertaining.

Natasha from Hawaii on August 26, 2012:

Fantastically written, informative, and amusing hub! I love it.

Robert Erich (author) from California on August 20, 2012:

@Om: I am glad you enjoyed the article. I realize that sometimes it is necessary to let out a little humor with one's writing.

@Leah: YES! I need to get Hubpages to play that song in the background while the article is being read.

@watergeek: Great additions to the article! If you're well-balanced there is no hope for you. ;) As for the video, it's an old episode of the Twilight Zone that I saw while writing this article - it had to be added!

Susette Horspool from Pasadena CA on August 20, 2012:

I have two attractiveness features to add: Regular, well-balanced features. Clear skin. The clear skin can be taken care of by eating lots of sugar and drinking soft drinks. But what do you do with well-balanced features?

BTW where did you ever get that video Robert? I have to say, I didn't expect that ending. (lol) Good writeup - very funny.

Leah Lefler from Western New York on August 20, 2012:

Hahaha - this is fantastic, Robert! I had the song "Never Make a Pretty Woman Your Wife" running through my head as I read this. Thanks for the laughs!

Om Paramapoonya on August 20, 2012:

100% of shockingly stunning people die at least once in their lifetime? Wow! Really? LOL....Thanks for sharing your humor, Robert. It was a really fun read. :)

Robert Erich (author) from California on August 20, 2012:

Thank you all for your comments. I wish you the best on whichever direction you wish to go, either to great looks or towards unattractivity. It was certainly fun to write about!

Mellonyy on August 20, 2012:

Irresistibly charming hub, thanks for sharing:)

Angela Blair from Central Texas on August 20, 2012:

Wunnerful--wunnerful -- my hoot for the day. This is definitely a feather in your writing cap Robert -- extremely clever yet actually a purveyor of very good advice (even if it's presented backward). Super Hub! Best/Sis

chrisinhawaii on August 20, 2012:

I've already got some of these nailed down pretty fact, you might even say I'm a bit of an expert on one or two of them.

Excellence In Ugliness, here I come!

Tina Siuagan from Rizal, Philippines on August 20, 2012:

I think I went to the wrong hub. lol.

I'm a passionate and humorous (I guess?) person. So if those two are some of the qualifications of being attractive, wow - at least, I had a little something to offer. Hahaha!

Thanks for sharing bro. Another hit hub for you! :)

Robert Erich (author) from California on August 20, 2012:

Thanks yougotme! It was a fun article to write. Glad that you enjoyed it.

Renz Kristofer Cheng from Manila on August 20, 2012:

I really enjoyed the humor of this hub. And I like how it can be "reversed", so that you'll get the other effect (and that is to be more attractive).

Another great hub here Robert!

Robert Erich (author) from California on August 19, 2012:

Thanks Jenna! I'm glad you were entertained. I wish you the best as you keep flaunting it.

Jenna Pope from Southern California on August 19, 2012:

I say, if you've got it, flaunt it because you will not have it forever. Very good, interesting hub. Voted up.

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