Bagging an ugly or less attractive male partner could be the secret to women enjoying long and healthy relationships.
That’s according to research from Florida State University and the Southern Methodist University in Texas, which claims the most successful relationships are the ones where the woman is more attractive than the man.
The findings are based on the study of 113 heterosexual newlywed couples in the Dallas region. All of the test subjects had been married four months or less and all were under the age of 30.
As part of the study, participants were asked a series of questions on subjects like diet and fitness and were also photographed by researchers.
These photos were then ranked on a scale of 1 to 10 for attractiveness with the results showing that men considered less attractive than their partner were more committed and made more of an effort with their relationship from day to day.
These efforts include everything from doing chores to showering their loved one with gifts. These uglier partners also made more of an effort to improve their appearance and worked harder in the bedroom than their better-looking counterparts.
By contrast, better looking male partners proved to be something of a nightmare. Women felt under pressure to diet and exercise to keep their husband’s happy while men were less helpful all round, leading to more significant emotional problems.
Obviously, there are some good looking guys out there who are not complete douchebags, but they are evidently a rare breed.
Watch out George Clooney – the era of the ugly guys is almost upon us and there’s nothing you or your dashing good looks can do about it.
Other than just be nice to people. Then ugly guys are kind of back to square one. So don’t do that. Please.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.