Relationships of women with less attractive men are more likely to succeed, according to a study conducted by Florida State University.
The research analyzed 223 recently married couples were asked to answer a questionnaire on their desire to remain in shape and attractive. Meanwhile, evaluators from Southern Methodist University and Florida State University also objectively rated the couples based on their physical attractiveness.
Results showed that men who are physically inferior from their partner tend to give more presents, do more housework, sexual favors to make up for their physical ‘insufficiencies’.
This tendency for men scores well for women who feel happier and more appreciated, thus contented.
Meanwhile, women tend to be obsessed with dieting and exercising due to pressure of leveling with their husbands’ physical looks.
“The results reveal that having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly attractive,” Tania Reynolds, one of the researchers, said.
The study concluded that “the husbands seemed to be basically more committed, more invested in pleasing their wives when they felt that they were getting a pretty good deal.”