Love Smart: Average Joes

Love Smart: Average Joes


Marty, John and Rick say their looks prevent them from finding a girlfriend.


"I'm definitely the nice guy who finishes last," says Marty. "I've seen the jerks get the quality girls, and it's kind of disheartening on my end."

"My biggest obstacle is my height," says John, who measures in at five feet four inches tall. "I'm short. Everyone I've dated has always been taller than me."

Rick blames his waistline. "My weight is definitely my biggest obstacle when it comes to dating," he explains. "If a beautiful woman does talk to me, I always wonder what her agenda is." 

Dr. Phil meets with the men to share some personal advice.


"What is it that you think is the biggest barrier for you?" Dr. Phil asks Marty.

"I don't feel like I am at the level of what women are looking for," he says, "because I don't look like Brad Pitt or George Clooney."

"You've got a lot of friends, but it doesn't go beyond that," Dr. Phil says to John. "You want it to, but you won't step up and say, 'Hey, I want to take this to the next level,' because you don't want to put them on the spot."

"Yes," John agrees.

Dr. Phil asks Rick what his dating issues are.

"Part of it is I'm uncomfortable with myself because I'm overweight," Rick says, "and then I have a hard time really trusting a woman if I'm going to date her."

"You can lose weight," Dr. Phil tells him. "If that's an issue, why don't you do it?"

"That's a great question," Rick replies. "I want to find a way to change my lifestyle so that I can be on the outside who I am on the inside."

"Isn't it true that if you lost weight you wouldn't have an excuse anymore?" Dr. Phil probes.

"Absolutely," Rick agrees.

"So maybe we just need to put that aside and lose the weight for different reasons. Because it's not an excuse," Dr. Phil tells him. "Men fall in love with their eyes, women fall in love with their ears."

"You have what people are truly looking for, but you don't like the wrapper," Dr. Phil tells the men. "You've got to know, I feel some of that pain, and I did alright." He brings Robin out. "This should give everybody hope."


Dr. Phil tells them that they will be participating in an

experiment where a woman will get to know them without their physical characteristics getting in the way. "You're going to get the chance to develop a relationship with women you would aspire to, based on who you are, not what you look like."


Tune in tomorrow to find out how the experiment goes!