Remember "Average Amos" from yesterday's blog? We saw that he's impoverished by his nicotine addiction. He's probably feeling a little blue, and wishes he had more disposable income to spend going out with his friends for a good time, getting one of the latest electronic gadgets, or just getting some work done on his car. If only he had a girlfriend to comfort him! Now that would make him feel better. Sorry to say, we have bad news for Amos in the girlfriend department, too.
You see, four out of five people are non-smokers these days, and most non-smoking females won't date a guy who smokes. They really hate breathing the second-hand smoke, seeing the dirty ashtrays and butts on the ground, and smelling that nasty smoky odor on his hair and clothes. Just a big turn-off all around. They can't feature Amos as a future father and role-model for their children, either. Worst of all are his bad breath and yellowing teeth - ugh! who wants to kiss that!
For this reason, Amos' possibilities are pretty much limited to the 20% of girls who smoke. And remember that Amos is average in every way - including his sex appeal! On average, a guy can get a first date with one out of ten girls that he approaches. So this means that our Amos would have a chance at a first date with only 2 out of 100 ladies!
And then there's that pesky impotence issue. Recent research has supported the evidence that smoking is a major cause of erectile dysfunction. If and when our hero finally gets a date, he may be unable to get it up when the moment is right!
Looks like ol' Amos might be losing the swim-meet at the gene pool!