Beauty has its advantages. People with above average attractiveness are hired sooner, are given larger salaries, offered better deals at stores, and asked on more dates than ugly people.

Daniel Hamermesh is the author of “Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful”. His day job is being a professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin. His advice to the plain Janes of the world is very simple (quote) “First, don't go into an occupation where looks matter a lot. Don't be a movie actor. Don’t be a TV broadcaster; be a radio broadcaster.”