11 Celebrity Couples Where SHE’S Reaching and HE’S Settling

My Dude’s List about celebrity couples where HE’S reaching and SHE’S settling is nearing a million hits. So damn if I wasn’t going to have to commit to posting its counterpart. Now, for one reason or another, this list was very difficult to pick. To recap, a theory stands that in every relationship there’s a member of the couple that is considered the “reacher” (one who is considered the less attractive or desired) and then there’s the “settler” (the one considered more attractive and desired).

It ain’t rocket science, just good ol’ fashioned stereotyping and personal taste. This list is not a comment on any of the relationships featured. They all must work for one reason or another, chemistry or what have you. Now, we’re swimming in shallower water here. I’m not arguing the fact that several of these contenders can be contested. However, according to those polled, these are some of the first couples that come to mind…

And there you have it, Ladies. That’s my list. Who is undeserving of their place? Why? Who’d I miss? Who would you put on it? I stand by the choices. I stand by my taste and have accurately represented the selection of men and women polled. Like it? Hate it? Should I care? Make me.

Poking a hornets nest,

The Dude

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  1. Ariana Romero says:

    I'm so so so glad you mentioned Clive Owens and that women who looks like his mom.

  2. svenerlandson says:

    Women are cheating all over the place, nowadays! (Leann Rimes/Cibrian, Coco/IceT, Kristen Stewart, Suzy Favor Hamilton the Olympian & Vegas call girl, Rita Ora/Rob Kardashian, Petraeus women).

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  3. svenerlandson says:

    btw, Jennifer Connelly is so fine! Love Paul as an actor. But there is no way in hell she's reaching. Oh, and how are Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith not on this list?

    Most interesting, however, is that this list only proves that for many men physical looks aren't everything; that beauty truly does come from within. Sometimes, who the person is on the inside makes them ridiculously attractive to the person who loves them. And isn't that what women are always accusing men of not understanding? It seems at least some men aren't as shallow as our culture would purport? ;D

  4. Issa says:

    You forgot Fergie and Josh Duhamel! I know she was considered fit a few years ago, but now… she looks more like a grandma, while he's sizzling hot!

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