Posted By: Marisa Swanson
Reports of Leonardo DiCaprio’s newest squeeze – and her occupation – call to mind the old cliché of a certain type of man who exclusively dates a certain type of woman: models. But are the first thoughts we assume, that of superficiality reigning supreme, true? Or could there be something more to the allure of a pretty face and gorgeous figure? While scientists and researchers have yet to pull Leonardo into a little room and grill him about his dating choices, for he has a history of model girlfriends, there exists dating research and interviews to suggest there might be more than meets the eye to obvious assumptions.
In a Glamour magazine blog post Shallon Lester defends men who date models based on her own experience. From the awkward, uncomfortable posing to being told what to do at every juncture, she claims models must have resolution(s) of steel to consistently do it full time. In an interview with GQ magazine, Adriana Lima, one of the world’s top models, exposits her beliefs in how a man should behave in a dating scenario. She knows what she wants and doesn’t take less. Perhaps it’s time we give models a little more credit, and their partners too. It looks like confidence, intelligence and a strong work ethic are part of the job description.
In a dating study, executed by economist Ray Fishman, he states that while looks are certainly part of the dating game and they seem to be more important to men than women, in real life who we date is a function of who we meet. This gives food for thought when it comes to the celebrity male and successful model pair. They run in similar circles, likely share friends, colleagues and attend the same social events. It’s possible that Leonardo’s dating history is a function of his respect for strong women, and social circumstances, rather than just a shallow desire to be with a “beautiful” woman. Though we don’t doubt he enjoys their physical presence as much as their brains. We wish him and Erin Heatherton the best!
Marisa Swanson, Creative Director and partner in Papierdoll LLC, has been an avid collector of celebrity relationship gossip since the time she learned her first words: movie star.
Selma: Obviously DiCaprio is living in la la land. Seems like he is up on cloud 9. Not sure how he thinks that only dating models is reality, sounds like his mind is in a Fairy Tale. Play the Fairy Tales Raunch: Part 1 DiscoveryGame, sounds like something Leo would be in to!
Giulia: It’s no secret, I love celebrities and I LOVE celebrity love. Could it be possible that Leo is just as fixed on celebrity models as I am about celebrities in general? I recommend this Tokii DiscoveryGame to help him find that out!