Beautiful woman dating ugly man
But the role of physical attractiveness in well-established partnerships, such as marriage, is somewhat of a mystery.
The new study, published in the February issue of the , reveals looks continue to matter beyond that initial attraction, though in a different way.
Soon after, the pair started popping up, and engaging in serious PDA, at all sorts of A-list events.
Though fans hoped for a peek at their lavish ceremony, the couple has never released photos of their New York wedding, which was attended by over 200 guests.
In couples with more attractive husbands, both partners were less supportive of one another.
Participants were on average in their early to mid-20s.
Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them in the looks category.
New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups.
So it seems the mismatch in looks is actually a perfect match.
"Equitable is unlikely to mean the same on every dimension," Ariely said during a telephone interview.
"The husband who's less physically attractive than his wife is getting something more than maybe he can expect to get," Mc Nulty told .