I totally agree with you, ScoobyDoo!
This show is not about looks versus charm. None of the "average" guys in AJ1 exhibited a lot of charm. Sooo many people here at my office said that they would have selected Adam. I wouldn't. He needed way too much reassurance and had too many self esteem issues. (I wouldn't have selected Jason either...I would have ran like a bat out of he!!)
Am I a snob? Probably. In my defense, in high school, I dumped the captain of the Varsity Football Team in order to date one of the guys who was, among other things, a Chess Club geek. Best exchange I ever made, because Chess Club God was self assured, interesting and intelligent. We're still friends today.
To me, the distinction is that the guys in the Average Joes' are all high maintenance, which is just not attractive to me. The guys here on AJ2 are even worse than the guys on the first show, which leads me to question...
Is AJ2 edited this way in order to make the audience understand why Larissa picks a "good looking" guy?
Probable answer: Being shocked about the negative reaction to AJ1, the NBC editors went to work to explain why a "good looking guy" is selected, ruining the whole premise of looks vs. charm.
Bottom Line: Give me a self assured average looking geek any day over a vapid pretty boy. However, I'll be forced to take the vapid pretty boy to Hawaii if his competition is freakish phobes with stalkerish tendancies.
(*sits and waits for all the flames from Adam lovers*)
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