“It’s like your biggest accomplishment is something you didn’t do yourself.”She wasn’t being rude; I’m not beautiful in the traditional sense.I have pock-marked skin, hooded eyes, and a bulbous nose.A survey of Westchester colleges and universities revealed that no formal policies addressing faculty-student dating are in place, but many schools said that a prohibition against such relationships is implicit in other policies regulating professional conduct."We view this kind of relationship as inappropriate," said James Bryan, Dean of Students at Manhattanville College. Relationship expert and coach Lisa Daily says this is typical among millennials.
A more stringent regulation, which would have banned romance between all professors and undergraduates, was voted down. Society tells them they’re beautiful and they’re mad at Tinder and Ok Cupid for not providing better prospects. I’m the average-looking sidekick, “the one who online dates,” and it’s my fault they aren’t having a better time.“You have no idea what it’s like to be called beautiful all the time,” a good friend once remarked. My best friend, who looks like the racially ambiguous lovechild of Brad Pitt and Pocahontas, waves her phone at me in righteous indignation. Several of my “classically attractive” friends are pissed.I’m not ugly, but I don’t have much beauty privilege (and make no mistake, beauty privilege yields tangible rewards).From grade-school dances in gyms to corporate happy hours, I’ve been “swiped left” on more than my fair share.“Online dating is just awkward,” my cute co-worker scrunches her nose.