I do believe the BF has a permanent +42 Charisma buffer on him. Not only do I and other girls think he’s good looking, my straight guy friends feel the need to tell me he’s good looking. It’s funny because my guy friends will just comment on the BF’s looks, unprompted, such as, “I don’t remember if I told you this before, but you bagged yourself a pretty good looking boyfriend.”
I’ve come to the conclusion:
fashionable stubble + dark hair = boys think he’s hot
Now comes the question of how we look together. I wonder if people who see us together wonder, “Wow, he’s really good looking. She must have lots of money to keep him around.” Funny how double standards work. It’s ok for a girl to be with a not-so-good-looking boy, but people talk when it’s the other way around.