The Poriskova-Ocasek Principle

The Poriskova-Ocasek Principle is when a chick is just way, way hotter than a dude.


The Cars are a really good band.

Ric Ocasek has something so much more interesting than looks. If you don’t know who he is, listen to the following songs by The Cars (that’s a band from the 1980s):

  • Moving in Stereo
  • Let’s Go
  • You’re All I’ve Got Tonight
  • My Best Friend’s Girl
  • Good Times Roll
  • Bye Bye Love
  • Since You’re Gone
  • Shake It Up
  • Hello Again
  • Magic
  • Drive
  • You Might Think

And watch the movie Her Alibi.

Her Alibi movie poster

In the ’80s ladies were supposed to fall for guys like Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds. Hairy, hairy dudes with mustaches.

In real life, Paulina Poriskova chose Ric Ocasek, a decidedly unhairy, tall, lanky dude with a mullet. And guess what? Apparently they have been happily married all this time. They have aged well. Back in the day I’m sure everyone was like, Paulina, are you sure? That guy? You could have the hottest guy around. You could have Rick Fucking Springfield or Jon Bon or something. But she chose someone with a far more interesting perspective. And it appears to have worked out for them.

It just goes to show you that beauty is not a very good indicator of how interesting someone is. Sometimes a beautiful facade hides a broken, wounded soul. And other times physically attractive people are just boring as dirt.