“As a person who’s always been complimented on [my] ‘stunning beauty’ …I’d been searching for a ‘hot’ guy to match the label I had always been given,” says Young.“I met some nice people, but realistically I went for the hottest girl you could find.” He spent the better part of his 30s going on up to three dates a week, courting 20-something blond models, but eventually realized that dating the prettiest young things had its drawbacks — he found them flighty, selfish and vapid.

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woman from Hoboken, NJ, also changed her dating habits.

The svelte, blue-eyed brunette used to exclusively date 6-foot-tall dudes who looked like Calvin Klein models.

“When I asked him why he loves me, he said that he loves my drive and my passion,” Young says.

Rochkind is equally enthusiastic about his decision to give up high-maintenance hotties.

Chitre, an environmental lawyer and the founder of Priyamvada Sustainability Consulting, considers herself “a 9 or a 10,” but she says she’s done with gorgeous guys.

Now, she’s more interested in “superballer” men with high-paying careers.Unlike the square-jawed bachelors who disrespected her, Argese is more boy-next-door in the looks department. “He’s not a model, but he’s so much more attractive in who he is as a person,” Young says.And best of all, she says, Argese doesn’t just see her as a status symbol.Forbes Magazine Signing up for an online dating site and finding yourself facing constant rejection is a frustrating experience.It's even worse if you're certain that all those cyber-strangers would see what a catch you are if they would just give you a chance to impress.After dating an athletic banker with model good looks for two years, Sonali Chitre, 34, has sworn off hotties.