You’ve heard it said time and time again:
Men are visual creatures. Men are biologically programmed to prefer youth and beauty. Men can’t resist a pretty face.
But is it true?
Pretty privilege is real. There’s no question about that. But when it comes to lasting love and happily ever after, being too attractive actually works against you.
Researchers wanted to find out whether physically attractive people have longer, happier marriages. So they designed four separate studies to test the idea from all angles.
It turns out that the more attractive you are … the more likely you’ll get divorced AND the less satisfied you’ll be with your current partner.
If you need more proof, just look at celebrity news. Beautiful people tend to have turbulent love lives.
Being average may give you a better shot at love because it means you’ll meet more quality men who are interested in getting to know YOU, not just admiring your assets.
We know that 90% of women have been married at least once by the age of 56, which means that most of us will find someone who cares so deeply about us that they will want to spend their life with us. The more someone loves you, the more attractive they’ll find you—even if you can’t see how beautiful you are.
So, yes, being attractive can catch a man’s eye, but it doesn’t do much good when it comes to what matters: finding someone you have a deep and abiding connection with for a lifetime of love.