Women tend to be happier with less attractive partners

    Do you ever wonder why some gorgeous women end up with not so attractive men?

    While it is easier to say that most of these women are blind just like Lea, the character of Alessandra de Rossi in the successful Pinoy romance-drama-comedy film “Kita Kita”, not so good-looking men possess a certain characteristic that their handsome counterparts don’t usually have - They actually make women happier.

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    PHOTO CREDIT: Abante Tonite
    This is not something based on Pinoy rapper Andrew E.’s famous song. It has actually been proven by science.

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    In a study carried out by researchers at the Florida State University, the role of attractiveness in overall happiness was investigated by reviewing relationships of 223 newlyweds, aged 20 to 29. In order to do this, the couples were asked to answer several questions about getting fit and dieting. Afterwards, they were photographed and instructed to rank each other’s desirability based on face and body attractiveness.

    Results showed that women with good-looking husbands tend to obsess with losing weight in order to improve their appearance. Such behavior makes them insecure, sad, and less happy. They even had feelings like “I feel extremely guilty after eating”, “I like my stomach to be empty”, and “I’m terrified of gaining weight, based on their answers on the questionnaire.

    Meanwhile, wives with less attractive husbands didn’t feel the need to get fit and diet making them happier in the relationship.

    Interestingly, the study also found that men’s dieting motivations weren’t based on their partner’s attractiveness.

    Lead researcher Tania Reynolds explained: “The results reveal that having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly attractive.”

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    But even if you’re a handsome husband, there are ways to make your wife happier. Reynolds advices good-looking husbands to re-affirm their wives and constantly remind them that they are beautiful at any weight or body type.

    -- Mini, The Summit Express

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