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#1 Edited by themangalist (1747 posts) -

You know, in movies when that nerdy guy/girl who you never seemed to notice took off his/her glasses, they suddenly become the handsome and the gorgeous?

I watched Kick-Ass quite recently and I found the main character very unconvincing. He's fit, muscular, and generally handsome. I'm not saying nerds can't be handsome, but the attempt to make him look like a dork who has no life just falls flat when you are starring a good-looking young man and really only putting glasses on him. And now the new Spiderman trailer is out, I'm getting incredibly turned off by Hollywood. Toby wasn't great, but whoever that pretty boy who looks like he's in a twilight movie just lost me.

Point is, everyone likes to watch pretty people. But it's not like they stop being pretty and instantly become the bullied/ugly kid around town when they put on glasses. I think when peeps are pretty, it won't matter if they wear glasses or not. End of story.

#2 Posted by JasonR86 (9726 posts) -

I wear glasses so I might be biased but...


#3 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

What the fuck are you talking about?

#4 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

  @themangalist said:

You know, when that nerdy guy/girl who you never seemed to notice took off his/her glasses, they suddenly become the handsome and the gorgeous?

Are you serious? Glasses do not make anybody less handsome, people that actually care about that stuff aren't really worth your time.
Edit: and no I don't wear them.
#5 Edited by haffy (674 posts) -
#6 Posted by Chop (1998 posts) -

I find glasses hot...

#7 Posted by Rerejo28 (135 posts) -

I think glasses make people look sexy.

#8 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Don't understand a thing OP is saying but I looked better with glasses when I tried some

#9 Posted by project343 (2838 posts) -
@themangalist Personally, I think almost everyone looks better with glasses on. Maybe I'm crazy.
#10 Posted by rjayb89 (7728 posts) -

Vinny looks a tad sexier with glasses on.

#11 Posted by Gamer_152 (14109 posts) -

Glasses are pretty cool. You kind of seemed to open and close your own argument there though.

#12 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

@Unknown_Pleasures said:

What the fuck are you talking about?

#13 Posted by darkdragonmage99 (741 posts) -

I prefer chicks with glasses 

#14 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8606 posts) -

Glasses can certainly add something.
I never wear my glasses where anyone can see them though, I'm not 40 yet!

#15 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

There is a fetish for everything on the internet.

#16 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3489 posts) -

I find bespectacled women attractive. Don't judge me!

#17 Posted by hoossy (939 posts) -


superman wasn't superman when he wore his glasses... so there might be something to it.

#18 Posted by Apathylad (3067 posts) -
#19 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5401 posts) -
I wear glasses to make myself look clever.
#20 Edited by ShadowConqueror (3085 posts) -

Could not care either way.

#21 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

I've had people tell me that I look weird without glasses, but its probably because I look so fucking awesome with glasses on ;)

#22 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

It completely depends on who wears them and with what type of glasses they have on. Also their own good looks as well.

#23 Posted by cyraxible (694 posts) -

It has to do with the way glasses frames can complement one's face and if they get it wrong, end up making their face look disproportional.

Just like clothes, the right ones complement and flatter your physical features and the wrong ones can make you look like a creepy raper guy.

So, like most things, it really depends on the person.

#24 Posted by PixelPrinny (1050 posts) -

Glasses are just another accessory, really. If someone is wearing a pair that doesn't fit their face well, they won't look good. That's why the "nerds" in movies are always wearing hideous pairs of glasses that don't match them at all, often along with clothing that has the same effect. Give that same person a pair of glasses that frames their face well and they can look great.

#25 Posted by eugenesaxe (199 posts) -

The right glasses on the right face can enhance beauty, the wrong glasses detract (or distract) from it. But a butterface is a butterface.

#26 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
#27 Posted by wjb (1696 posts) -

@haffy said:


Reading the OP reminded me of this movie lol.

And personally I prefer women with glasses, makes them look more intelligent.

Haha, I was about to link the scene when they made the bet, but you beat me to it. "But she has glasses, a ponytail, and look at that, paint on her overalls! What is that? Guys, there's no way she could be prom queen!"

#28 Posted by crusader8463 (14428 posts) -

@Claude said:

Who is that handsome devil on the right? Meow!

#29 Posted by Brackynews (4094 posts) -

Clark Kent.

Besides him, no.

#30 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@crusader8463 said:

@Claude said:

Who is that handsome devil on the right? Meow!

You devil you.
#31 Posted by believer258 (12184 posts) -

There's a trope for that.

Personally, I think I look much, much better without my glasses on. It is one of the main reasons that I hate wearing them and, fortunately, I don't need to wear them to see or read what's in front of me, or even to drive! But I do have them and I do wear them at times. In fact, I am in need of a new pair.

Other people, however, can look pretty damned good with glasses on. The right specs on the right face can make a person look more mature and intelligent. Whether they actually are or not is a different story, but that's just the perception one can get from a good-looking person with glasses.

#32 Posted by Soapy86 (2619 posts) -

I choose to wear glasses instead of contacts specifically because I think I look better with them than without them.

#33 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6310 posts) -

The whole reason I got contacts was for this very reason. I looked less mature with glasses, usually it's the other way around, but people tended to take me more seriously without glasses. Again, usually it's the other way around. I'm slightly more confident without glasses, just because people love to assume dudes with glasses are bookworms incapable of having fun.

#34 Posted by PenguinDust (12626 posts) -

@Chop said:

I find glasses hot...

This times 10. It's practically a fetish of mine. Now I've said too much, but girls who wear glasses are hot.

#35 Posted by rawrsair (821 posts) -

I wear glasses, so nevarrr :) haha. I hope.

#36 Posted by CookieMonster (2448 posts) -

I have a weird thing for girls with glasses, but if they're not very attractive anyway the glasses aren't going to make much of a difference for me.

#37 Posted by Landon (4164 posts) -

#38 Posted by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

Not if they have good looking glases.

#39 Posted by ajamafalous (12147 posts) -

I prefer women with glasses.

#40 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

i wear glasses so i can see,

#41 Posted by clumsyninja1 (816 posts) -

I think people with glasses look interesting...but then again there a reason LASIK exists

#42 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

You obviously aren't acquainted with the concept of "sexy teacher glasses".
AKA "The Librarian Effect"

#44 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

I wear glasses to, like, be able to see anything more than 4 inches in front of me.

How they make me look is irrelevant.

#45 Posted by BaneFireLord (2957 posts) -

Totally depends on the individual. A good friend of mine, for instance, looks like she has no eyes when she takes off her glasses, so she tends to keep them on and looks better for it.

#46 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4284 posts) -

Depends on the kind of person 

#47 Posted by futrstyl (19 posts) -

How bizarre that I just came back from the optometrist and opened up GiantBomb only to find this thread. Kudos to whoever did that Bayonetta 'shop. She's just not the same without her glasses.

Something else to think about... how come sunglasses make you look more bad ass?

#48 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@kmdrkul said:

@Unknown_Pleasures said:

What the fuck are you talking about?

#49 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@clumsyninja1 said:

I think people with glasses look interesting...but then again there a reason LASIK exists

I think LASIK exists because of the future convenience for the patient (not having to fuss with them everyday, less money in the long run), not for looks, I could be wrong.

#50 Posted by OmegaChosen (647 posts) -

Some people look better with glasses. Some people don't. That's all I've got to say about that.