The question: would you rather have seen Mr. Pitt hook up (like he did) with Angelina or would you prefer that he had shacked up with, say, his old flame from yonder, Ms. Juliette Lewis. In other words, better for him to take a step up or a step down? (I realize you might "rank" Jolie, Aniston, and Lewis differently, but for the sake of this argument, let's just assume that everyone agrees that they are 1, 2, 3 in that order, looks-wise.)
I say: hell yeah I'd rather he be with Jolie. If I'm going to get dumped, I'd much rather it be for someone that's a step up from me rather than a step down. This can only make me look better in comparison. If he's leaving me and it's for someone that is widely considering the best looking/most famous actress in America, that's understandable. Who could really blame him?
Mrs. Fletch says (I'm paraphrasing; she can pipe up if I'm misrepresenting her): Better to see him with someone worse after being with you, as you want him to be miserable. You want him to take a step down.
It's key to remember here that you were the one that was dumped. If I'm the dumper, I'd rather see them take the step down and be with a less attractive model; but if I'm the dumpee, vice-versa.
How say you?