Survey: Women Most Beautiful at 31

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You think Kristen Stewart and Taylor Swift are gorgeous now? Wait until they hit their 30s.

According to a recent survey by TV shopping network QVC, women peak at 31.

Over 2000 British men and women participated, and the survey found that 31 is a woman’s prime age in terms of confidence, style, and beauty.

QVC marketing director Sue Leeson told the Daily Mail, “This research shows what many have always suspected - real beauty is about more than just good looks but a combination of confidence, style and personality too.”

Some beauties in their late 20s/early 30s that carry a better sense of style than their teenager/tweenager counterparts:  Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, and Rosario Dawson. But if 31 is the prime age, does that mean it’s all downhill from there? (See pictures of Ms. Senior America.)

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avinavneer
avinavneer

It's Carter(Bays) and Craig(Thomas), and not Carter and Bays.

JeremyHegg
JeremyHegg

The first reaction I thought of at that scene was actually maybe that Ted's mom died at some point in the near future, so she wouldn't be present at his sister's wedding. I don't think they'd take all this time to reveal the mother and then have her dead.

Verbalj
Verbalj

(I posted this on the HIMYM FB page yesterday)

I may be in the minority, but I actually hope the mother is dead because it would strengthen and perhaps even redeem this show. Let me explain.


Narratively, the show was always going to be in something of a box, since it started in the future. And every time they revealed a future clip, they made the box just a little bit smaller. IMHO, it would require a true deus ex machina (i.e. a cheap trick) at this point to get the mother out of being dead or at least, terminally ill.

Although it's extremely sad and stretches the tone of the show further than people are comfortable with, the mother's death strengthens the narrative by giving it more closure and purpose. In fact, it would give me much more respect for the writers and make me want to overlook the lazy writing and poorly constructed jokes of most of the past 4 seasons.

People often ask why Ted been talking about all this time BEFORE meeting the mother instead of WITH the mother if she's gone now. My answer would be that though his time with her was short, it defined the rest of his history. For Ted, a true romantic, he retrospectively views every event of his life before meeting the mother as a stepping stone to her.

In fact, Ted rarely (if ever) speaks of regret. He often speaks of the guidance of the universe or destiny / fate, but rarely that he wishes he had done something differently (with the end of "Time Travelers" perhaps being the exception). Because if he had done even one thing differently; if he had never gotten over Robin and been hung up at the wedding, if he had gotten over Robin sooner and ended up with Victoria, if he had married Stella and not been left at the altar, even if he didn't date Jeanette when he did; he would never have been in the right place (both physically and emotionally) at the right time to meet the Mother, fall in love, have two kids and find his happiness, albeit short-lived. It only strengthens that theme if the mother's now gone, and yet, Ted still has no regrets (even if he wishes he could have had more days with her).

Petar
Petar

Seriously, a survey by a TV shopping network? And you actually publish that?

What next, where is the link to a 'most beautiful at 31 $50 cosmetics kit'?

And to think Time is meant to at least not be trashy...


lurch111
lurch111

@Verbalj  except that the mother specifically told him not to live in his stories, and then he completely disrespected her by doing exactly that and telling them all to his children?  I dont think "the mother is dead" is the only direction this can go.  The show only implies that she leaves.   She could leave on business/ work.  She wanted to help poverty, remember?  There is no implication that she is ill.   They are sad in 2024 because they dont know when they will see each other again, but not specifically because she is dying.  I think the show will end with her returning from whatever she is doing.  

jzybko
jzybko

@lurch111 @Verbalj  2030 the kids are mid-teens, 2024 the kids had to be around 10ish ... Why would ted be so upset about a mother missing a daughters wedding in the context of their conversation if she wasn't severely I'll?