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Are Hot Waitresses a Sign of Tough Economic Times?

Economists love to find patterns among their data and analysis; some of them are easy to get behind, and others are kind of a reach. Hemlines are the most talked about economic indicator — typically, hemlines rise during tougher times. The Great Recession brought out a whole bunch of economists sharing alternate indicators like fraying elastic on men's underwear, the increase in long distance relationships, and even the Hot Waitress Index.

According to Time, the Hot Waitress Index follows the theory that an abundance of attractive waitresses in big cities are a sign of tougher economic times. It assumes that when things are looking up, these women have access to other opportunities like marketing, modeling, and hosting parties. Have you seen evidence of the index during the recession?

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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Well, I live in a major city. Most of the servers are very good-looking, so I can't really tell.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Guess I never noticed it...I didn't think looks mattered a whole lot when it comes to professions. You could just as easily say there are more hot dishwashers or hot (fill in the blank) because they can't get better jobs...but that doesn't make sense.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
because hot girls can't be doctors, lawyers, etc.? this is dumb.
mek123 mek123 7 years
I live near the beach in LA, so there are always hot waitresses around trying to break into modeling or acting, no difference.
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