Should Husbands and Wives Be Equally Hot?

Cynthia Dermody
couples and physical attractiveness

Photo by katienjake08

It's a question that pops up around here every once in a while: Who's hotter, you or your significant other?

necro1134 got them going again most recently in The CafeMom Newcomer's Club -- she posted a picture of she and her hubs and asked members who they thought was more attractive. It's a hard call. That is one good looking couple. As is the one in the picture at right!

One mom wasn't ashamed to admit that she's the better looking one, and she likes it that way.

"I think the woman should be better looking than the man," says mrsmilfy. She explained that studies have show that the more successful relationships are pairings where the women is more beautiful than the man.

The theory is that guys with so-so looks married to a more attractive wife is more committed to the relationship; he will work harder to keep the good fortune that he has. Women, in turn, are more concerned about that stability and income, less so with physical beauty.


Do you agree that the wife should be better looking than the husband for longevity's sake?

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