Yep, self-proclaimed "nice guy"... but you know, he's reasoning and excuses sound eerily similar to what we hear on the board, don't they? It's the same blame game that literally drove this guy to kill. I guess he wasn't such a great catch after all.
Yes they do sound familiar to what we hear on the board.
The guy was 48, going after sweet young things that he had nothing in common with. And he was over-reaching too... the dude was probably a 5 or 6 tops trying to cling onto a young 8 - 10... There's a huge imbalance there.
Exactly!!! I wonder how much media is to blame for this phenomenon of men looking like Sodini with his personality and all, thinking they can get women who are just waaay out of their league. You have so many shows like where you have sometimes fat, but mostly homely looking,funny leading men playing the role of hubby like 'According to Jim'
who have wives who look waaay better than they do. You rarely see the reverse, where the woman is plain looking but with a hot sexy handsome husband. Men watch TV and we know how much they are influenced by what they see in the media, therefore they think the media reflects reality. They don't want a Susan Boyle type, they want a Kim Kardasian, so they can look like "this"
This does happen once in a while, but it's not the norm. And to be honest most times when it does happen, the guy has deep pockets and/or power. They know they are 'buying' the arm candy at that point.
He order to make up for his short-fall in personality/looks he would have had to figure out a way to make himself appealing enough to make up for that 4 - 5 point deficit. Obviously, he wasn't willing to change so he killed random women... simple as that.
The sad part is most of these guys like Sodini, don't have it going on in looks or personality. They live a life of quiet despair. In his case, he supposedly went to a lot of dating seminars to get tips so I don't know why that didn't pay off for him. But maybe because he had underlying mental issues that were never evaluated, women could sense that he was 'off' in the head and they ran away from that. It's too bad, that Sodini's mother (who he reportedly called before he shot those women and himself to let her know he was going to do this), didn't try to intervene and seek help for her son. She had to have known something wasn't right with him.