These arrangements aren’t necessarily abusive or coercive, but I wouldn’t wish upon any woman a husband who found her because he was searching for a splendid show.
You may have seen a recent episode of “Girls” on HBO, or perhaps have witnessed an example in your own life or social circle, where one member of a couple is far more attractive than the other. Next, ask yourself how you would feel about being with someone who is a few notches above you in the appearance department.
If you’re performing a search for “gorgeous Thai women,” you want something more singular than mere beauty; you want something above and beyond.
This might be harmless enough or seem like politically correct quibbling, until you give a search a whirl and find that one of the suggested searches for “gorgeous women” is “gorgeous Russian women,” which leads to gorgeous Ukrainian and Baltic women—that is, women whose economic circumstances and perceived gorgeousness in the United States make them prime candidates for self-export.
(Nor does its usage: Since its inception in the 1600s, gorgeous has been used to describe men, women, clothing, landscapes, interiors—anything, really, though we're somewhat less likely to use it to describe men now that royalty is mostly out of the picture.) Webster's currently lists it as "dressed in splendid or vivid colors: resplendently beautiful," or "characterized by brilliance or magnificence of any kind." It's this resplendence that makes gorgeous a word we use more sparingly than beautiful.
We may call a woman beautiful because she fits a mainstream ideal, or because of the way she moves or speaks, or simply because we love her.
It's easy enough to approximate pretty, or the bombshell, or hot, Gorgeous comes from Middle French gorgias for "elegant or fashionable," which likely sprang from Old French gorge for "bosom or throat," and eventually "something adorning the throat," such as throat armor (gorget) or a neckerchief (gorgias).
From gorgias, gorgeous arrived in late 15th-century English to mean "splendid or showy."And from there, the denotation of gorgeous doesn't change much.When we take on something — or someone — that exists outside our usual comfort zone, our instincts send us a message.Typically, anxiety develops and a wide range of symptoms can appear: You start eating more or less than usual; start drinking more alcohol or smoking more; feel preoccupied and worried; have difficulty sleeping; or feel the need to constantly talk to your friends about the relationship in order to get support.Think about your own life to offer a meaningful comparison. You and said individual go for dinner at a trendy new restaurant that has throngs of people waiting in the lobby. In terms of the people you’ve dated in the past, how attractive would you say they are?Gorgeous is less forgiving than beautiful: We speak of someone’s acts making them beautiful; whether we mean this on a physical level varies by person, but we don’t speak of someone becoming gorgeous through their kindness.