Psychologists have determined the impact of visual attractiveness on happiness in marriage
Beautiful people have a distinct advantage when it comes to finding the pair, however, the relationship between attractive people are more likely to rupture, found psychologists from Harvard University.
Christine MA-Kellams and her colleagues conducted a study, which was attended by 238 men. Their attractiveness was assessed by two women, who considered their youthful pictures. Then followed the fate of the handsome and found that after 30 years the cutest school pictures in marriage, as a rule, not either divorced previously, or do not hurry to put on his life stamp.
Next, the researchers turned to the celebrities, analyzing the personal life of 20 actors and Actresses, as well as the 100 most influential celebrities according to Forbes. The appeal of men were evaluated by the same volunteers that were involved in the first part of the experiment. Showed a similar trend: the most beautiful men-celebrity had more divorces and more was a short relationship, reports British Psychological Society.
But what is the reason for the variability in the relationship between attractive people? MA Kellams explains that beautiful people are more selfish and interested in the attention, and therefore tend to search for alternative partners.
As you know, engaging in a serious relationship we are certain biases that help us to preserve and maintain such relationships, in particular, to consider the strangers as less attractive.
The researchers found that beautiful people are such “protection” does not have, that is not to downplay someone else’s attractiveness, and interests as potential alternatives to your partner.
Common sense dictates that beautiful people are more likely to be seen, but the study reveals the “dark” side of a relationship with the handsome end sadly.
However, this is only statistical data, the analysis which were not taken into account the levels of material well-being, psychological aspects, and other factors that influence well-being in a relationship.