Would you turn down a discount because you were good looking?
On Consumerist, a customer received a discount for having the best “Butt” and “Good looking”. This was simply a joke by the server but honestly it brings up a good question, do good looking people get discounts?
Now, to be honest I have never worked a retail job or a job where I could give discounts to anyone.
I believe that if a woman was more attractive than the average woman that she would receive (whether fair or unfair) a discount in many situations.
Attractiveness research indicates that men tend to be attracted to young and beautiful women with bodily symmetry. This will only increase in the future the emphasis men place on women’s looks.
I think that part of the reason that attractive people receive discounts is that when someone is beautiful, they have many other positive attributes that make the attractive person more likeable (attractive people are assumed to be more extroverted, popular, and happy) and are more likely to get a discount.
Have you ever seen a merchant or friend receive a discount because they were good looking?