If you ever want to feel like the hottest woman in the world, do yourself a favor: date a not-so-cute boy.
For every Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie/Double Hottie relationship, there is at least one or two Billy Joels and Christie Brinkleys. The fact is gorgeous women are often very comfortable dating "down" in the looks department.
Studies have even been done suggesting that in the ideal relationship, the female is just a little bit hotter than the male.
"The husband who's less physically attractive than his wife is getting something more than maybe he can expect to get," lead researcher James McNulty of the University of Tennessee told LiveScience. "He's getting something better than he's providing at that level. So he's going to work hard to maintain that relationship."
Think King of Queens ... but what about in real life? Does it work?
I say yes. And how.
Looks fade, it's true. But a less good-looking man is appreciative. We can get all up in arms later about how sexist it is and why should a woman's value be in her looks. They are legitimate concerns.
But in the meantime, let's be realistic. Word on the street is that the really good-looking aren't the best in bed. It makes sense, too. They never had to be. A guy who looks like George Clooney knows the women are going to fawn all over him whether he knows how to move his tongue or not.
A guy who looks like John Goodman has to work harder.
Less attractive men also feel lucky. They're thrilled to be with a beautiful woman and act accordingly. Guys who are used to the gorgeous appreciate it less.
Gorgeous men are also often less intelligent, less successful, and less nice than their less attractive brothers. If a person has been skating through life on looks alone, they are not nearly as likely to have developed the parts of them that make them a well-rounded person.
Now before my husband gets all up in arms about this post, I will say all of this has one major flaw. The ultimate catch is the good-looking male who thinks he isn't. If you can bag yourself one of those, you're sitting on a potentially very happy life together.
Do you think good-looking women should go for less attractive men?
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