For many women, having a physically attractive husband is an achievement. Sure, the success of a marriage doesn’t rely on the couple’s attractiveness as good character and values are more essential. Yet in this appearance-driven world, women place much importance in beauty. They normally care not only about their physical appearance but also their romantic partner’s.
However, a recent study has discovered that being married to a handsome man could have negative effects on a woman. The new research from Florida State University found that women whose husbands were deemed more attractive were prone to develop unhealthy eating habits. They were found to have a higher motivation to diet and seek a thin body compared to women who were evaluated as more attractive than their husbands.
The study, published in the journal Body Image, was conducted by Andrea Meltzer, assistant professor in FSU’s Department of Psychology, and Tania Reynolds, a doctoral student. The findings indicated that women with handsome spouses are more likely to develop disordered eating habits and other health problems.
“If we understand how women’s relationships affect their decision to diet and the social predictors for developing unhealthy eating behaviors then we will be better able to help them,” Reynolds said.
“It might be helpful to identify women at risk of developing more extreme weight-loss behaviors, which have been linked to other forms of psychological distress, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and dissatisfaction with life,” she added.
The findings of the study, which aimed to further understand women’s dieting motivations, are said to highlight the importance of “adopting an approach that focuses on a couple’s relationship.”
The results of the study were based on the data collected from 113 newlywed couples, who were mostly in their late 20s, married less than four months, and living in the Dallas area. The couples were photographed and were rated on their attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 10.
The evaluators were composed of two teams of undergraduate students that varied in gender and ethnic backgrounds. One team focused on the couples’ facial attractiveness, while the other team looked at body attractiveness.
Every participant answered a lengthy questionnaire with some questions highlighting their desire to diet or to have a thin body. Based on the results, the researchers suggested that “having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly attractive.”
“One way to help these women is for partners to be very reaffirming, reminding them, ‘You’re beautiful. I love you at any weight or body type,'” Reynolds stated. “Or perhaps focusing on the ways they are a good romantic partner outside of attractiveness and emphasizing those strengths: ‘I really value you because you’re a kind, smart and supportive partner.'”
On the other hand, women who were deemed more attractive than their spouses did not have that extra motivation to diet. As for the husbands, their motivation to diet remained low whether they were more attractive than their wives or not.
Man Stages Epic Underwater Proposal For Princess Ariel-Loving Girlfriend
An underwater wedding proposal is taking over the internet as a man dressed his already-fiancee in a fancy mermaid suit in his second chance to pop up the big question.
Some men can be very creative when doing their proposals, as we've seen a lot of amazing ones lately. These guys really worked hard at winning the attention of their significant other with the unique ideas setup they come up with. Just recently, another engagement proposal took over the internet as the fancy theme easily appealed to ladies who love the magical world of Disney princesses.
Eric Martinez has already proposed to his girlfriend and got a “yes” for an answer, but he decided to pop up the question again, this time in a more memorable scene. Eric staged an underwater proposal as he is fully aware that his already-fiancée, Cammy Rynae Cuoco, is pretty much in love with mermaids.
Eric found a way to please his girlfriend in their engagement shoot as he came up with an underwater theme.
Getting Annoyed With Your Partner Is Actually Good For Your Relationship
Annoyance is a good sign of a “real” relationship.
Do you find yourself constantly annoyed by your partner or spouse? You may think that an ideal relationship is one where both of you strive to avoid conflict at all costs. In a perfect world, that would be the case. But as we all know, handling a relationship is not easy and requires a lot more things than mere romance.
Many couples believe that minimizing friction in their marriage or relationship is an essential skill. But according to relationship coach and author Kira Asatryan, there are times when it’s okay for romantic partners to annoy each other. The following are the three reasons why.
1. Annoying behavior indicates a healthy level of comfort in your relationship.
Fitness Fanatic Spends Fortune To Look Twice His Age
He wants to look twice his age.
While most dread the thought of aging, a fitness fanatic spends a fortune just to look older than his age. Pawel Ladziak, a personal trainer, deliberately makes himself look older to boost his social media following.
The 35-year-old fitness buff makes sure his immaculately styled hair and beard are dyed white. Pawel started his journey to look older when he noticed that his Instagram followers increased when he started to dye his hair gray.