These studies, however, are mainly based on new couples, showing that absolute beauty is important in the earliest stages of couple-hood, said lead researcher James Mc Nulty of the University of Tennessee.But the role of physical attractiveness in well-established partnerships, such as marriage, is somewhat of a mystery.Bros will come up with all kinds of ways to piss you off.
New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups.
The reason, researchers suspect, is that men place great value on beauty, whereas women are more interested in having a supportive husband.
Each of the couples had gotten married during the previous six months, but had been together for nearly three years before their wedding.
The wife was more attractive in about a third of the couples, the husband more attractive in another third, and the rest of the couples were equal in their attractiveness.
We all know the pain of dragging “that” girl around.
You know, the one with a face like Danny Glover, a body like King Kong Bundy and teeth like Michael Strahan. Sometimes we don’t actually realize where our girls fall on the “blasted-in-the-face” scale.
While crunching numbers is basically the last thing on our minds now that spring's started, we've been seeing hella dating math lately, for whatever reason.
First it was the Hefnerian Corollary, which calculated the net worth of "Sugar Daddy"-esque millionaires as proportional to the age of their young wives.
Researchers admit that looks are subjective, but studies show there are some universal standards, including large eyes, "baby face" features, symmetric faces, so-called average faces, and specific waist-hip ratios in men versus women.
Past research has shown that individuals with comparable stunning looks are attracted to each other and once they hook up they report greater relationship satisfaction.
Basically, looks do matter--but in a totally different way.