Happy Marriage – Ugly Hubby

I believe my wife has made a good choice then:

The best marriages are those where women marry men who are less attractive than themselves, research has found.

Psychologists who studied newlyweds found men who were better-looking than their wives were more likely to be unhappy and have negative feelings about their marriage.

In couples where the wife is more attractive, both partners tended to be very content.

The research, published in the Journal of Family Psychology, suggests that, in evolutionary terms, women are less choosy about their man’s looks as long as he is able to help them reproduce.

Men, however, are programmed to choose a mate who is most likely to pass on their genes and look for youth, health and physical attractiveness.

The tests involved 82 couples married within the previous six months.

However, if you are looking at only 82 couples married within the last 6 months, I would say that your sample might be a bit small and a bit biased toward those who are still within that lovely “honeymoon” glow.

They need to follow up with about 1000 couples that have been married for 10 years or more.  Actually, I’m sure the results will be reinforced even more.  But then – most women are better looking than most men, so the natural statistics will simply come out in their favor.

3 thoughts on “Happy Marriage – Ugly Hubby

  1. Hey now, if the song says it’s true, it probably is …”If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, get an ugly girl to be your wife …”

    Either that or it’s really f******* sexist. I don’t know anymore.

  2. yeah your right about looks changing. I have gotten better looking over the years, (Not being egotistical I was very young looking and have matured well with age) and my wife has gotten heavier after kids and she is starting to wrinkle up in all kids of places 😦

    oh and the song that the 2nd comment is reffering to is actually the opposite of what the study says.

    Also correct in that this was not a very scientific study, 82 couples??? Amazing they print most anything these days.

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