While we all believe that appearance shouldn’t even be an issue when it comes to love, some women are admitting that they are indeed much happier being in a relationship with men who are less attractive. This is what a new study tells us and people are divided in their opinions about it.
In a research conducted by the Florida State University among heterosexual couples, experts found out that more successful relationships tend to be those with the female being the more attractive one.
Apparently, women are much happier when they’re with less attractive men.
This was how the researchers came up with the conclusion:
“To complete the study, the couples agreed to be rated on their attractiveness by boffins from Southern Methodist University and Florida State University, and were given a questionnaire to fill in, which explored their desire to remain fit and sexy…
“The study examined 113 exclusively newlywed couples in their 20s, who live near Dallas and had been married less than four months, thus rendering the findings completely unrepresentative of anyone not befitting that description.”
Having a good-looking husband comes with not-so pleasing consequences.
Tania Reynolds, one of the researchers, had this to say about the study’s findings:
“The results reveal that having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly attractive.
“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.”
Meanwhile, it has also been noted that most men didn’t feel pressured to diet because of how their partners’ look.
“In contrast, men’s dieting motivations were not significantly associated with their own and their partners’ attractiveness.
“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.”
Reynolds had a suggestion for couples in order to fight the negative emotions.
“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’.
“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.’
“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.”
Do you agree or disagree with these findings? Share your reactions by commenting below!
5 Mysterious Places Where Gravity Doesn’t Seem to Exist At All
You can balance on walls, stay in a tilted fashion, and pour water upwards.
The great Isaac Newton helped us understand why things fall, and he heavily explained it in his Universal Law of Gravitation. Basically, the law states that any two bodies attract each other. And this is exactly the reason why we are attached to Earth.
But while the Law of Gravitation has not changed a bit, there are actually places that seem to contradict it. It is as if gravity does not really exist in these places. Today, we are going to tell you where they are. Scroll down below and keep them in mind!
#5. Saint Ignace Mystery Spot, Michigan, USA
Humans Draw Energy From One Another Like Plants, Study Says
We humans need each other to survive whether we like it or not.
They say no man is an island. And it’s not just a simple old saying because there have been several studies over the course of history reaching the same conclusion. To simply put it - human beings live longer and better together than alone.
Just recently, the experts have discovered yet a new reason why humans are better suited to live together as a community. However, the catch is that it’s not as positive as the previous studies.
According to their latest study, like plants, humans also draw energy from one another.
Can You Also Hear This Silent GIF Like Many Others?
Most people say they hear a “thudding” sound.
First, there were infographics - and then there were memes. But as the digital world advanced, people eventually discovered gifs. They are basically short and silent animations. They appear to be a mere second video but only without any sound. However, there are actually people who say otherwise.
You might have noticed this gif on various social media sites, posted by netizens who claim to hear a sound from it. Is it not odd, right? It definitely is but it is somehow interesting. This gif below bears the caption that reads: “Why can I hear this?”
Well, why not give it a try and experience it yourself. Did you hear something or not? In any case, people did – and it is taking the internet by storm. Check it out below:...