Of course, every woman dreams of a man who will sweep her off her feet, is 6 feet tall with ripped chest and chiseled jaw. You’d obviously want to end up with someone like that. But let me tell you something ladies, scientists have had done a detailed study about this and concluded that women are happier with men who are less attractive.
Florida State University conducted a study, the results of which revealed that women are far more happy with men who are less attractive than them.
For the study, couples agreed to be rated on the terms of their attractiveness by boffins from Florida State University and Southern Methodist University. Later, they were given in a questionnaire to fill in the details about what is their desire to remain fit and sexy.
The study was conducted on 113 newlywed couples who have been married for less than 4 months. Thus, excluding anyone who represents anyone outside the description.
“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 behaviours, which have been linked to other forms of psychological distress, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and dissatisfaction with life.”
Sadly, though, the examination also revealed the effect this has on women’s lives. Females with lesser attractive partners didn’t feel the need to hit the gym or diet as much as the ones with attractive partners.
“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.”
While both the genders view on the topic of pleasing their partner was unhealthy. Women seemed to be affected more by the idea of ‘falling short of their partners’ expectations’. They had their fair share of fears about the topic.