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2017-09-13 10:13:33 PM  
11 votes:
Uh, no, this wasn't about relationships. This was about dieting.
From the studyless attractive women with more attractive partners may be particularly motivated to diet... Less attractive wives married to more (versus less) attractive husbands reported more dieting motivations and behaviors.

Basically, if you're a 5 married to a 10, you're probably going to work more at trying to be super fit than if you're a 10 married to a 5.
2017-09-13 10:09:05 PM  
11 votes:
Well look what happened to Chris Pratt and and Anna Faris.

He was a fat schlubby guy and his marriage was great. He started working out for blockbuster movies, he got hot, and then their marriage fell apart.
2017-09-13 10:13:21 PM  
9 votes:
They left out the wealthy part.
2017-09-13 10:09:40 PM  
9 votes:
Except you have to put up with the cheating.
2017-09-13 10:22:31 PM  
8 votes:
Specifically, the study found that:
- women married to more attractive men were more motivated to diet than those married to less attractive men; and
- men were equally motivated or not to diet regardless of the relative attractiveness of their wives.

And as the study authors note, it's completely predictable. Society places higher value on women's attractiveness than men's; and more value on men's earning potential than women's - a woman who feels inadequate will therefore try to become more attractive, while a man who feels inadequate will therefore try to earn more.

The research may be useful in identifying potential candidates for eating disorders: "Practically, the current findings highlight an important factor that may help identify those at risk of disordered eating-less attractive women paired with more attractive men, who may fear falling short of their partners' standards."
2017-09-13 10:26:39 PM  
6 votes:

Theaetetus: uber humper: Men tend to be visual, so there is a premium put on visually attractive women.

That's why all major fashion critics and designers are men, and why men spend hours shopping and trying on outfits while women zoom in, grab a random pair of jeans, and get out.

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You don't believe society puts a premium on attractive women?? are you insane, blind, live in a cave or otherwise out of touch?
2017-09-14 12:54:31 AM  
5 votes:

fatalvenom: As a decently attractive guy who is a complete asshole and a narcissist, they're probably right.


When a man knows he's attractive he's pretty much no touch material for me. Every hot guy I've known has been a borderline douchenozzle with expectations of women that are so tiresome.
2017-09-14 02:22:15 AM  
4 votes:
Hard to do a comparison study when that's pretty much the default. It's still a lot more common to see a nice-looking woman with a physically unattractive man than to see a good-looking man with an unattractive woman.
2017-09-13 10:36:11 PM  
4 votes:
If you want a lifetime of happiness, marry an ugly woman.
2017-09-13 10:22:13 PM  
4 votes:
obvious tag is where?

This has been the way since arraigned marriages ended. If you see it the other way around it's a bit jarring. Men tend to be visual, so there is a premium put on visually attractive women.

Women tend to whatever she feels at the moment, there is no telling what a woman wants.
2017-09-14 12:09:06 AM  
3 votes:

Theaetetus: Specifically, the study found that:
- women married to more attractive men were more motivated to diet than those married to less attractive men; and
- men were equally motivated or not to diet regardless of the relative attractiveness of their wives.


In your rush to make this article entirely about dieting, you apparently skipped the paragraphs where they noted that:

" The study had "Beauty and the Beast" results - women were happier with less genetically blessed hubbies, who compensated in the relationship with acts of kindness, including giving gifts, sexual favors or completing extra housework, according to Esquire UK.

"The husbands seemed to be basically more committed, more invested in pleasing their wives when they felt that they were getting a pretty good deal," the study said. "

In other words, unattractive men tried to make up the difference, too, they just didn't do it by working out.


Theaetetus: I was more taking issue with your "men are more visual" comment. If men were more visual, then more men would be into fashion, no?


Uh... what?  No, I don't think that follows at all.
When people say that men are more visual, they mean that men are more often turned on by purely visual sexual stimuli. Meaning, mostly, body parts. Naked body parts, bouncing body parts, body parts going into other body parts, etc.  Hence: porn.

If this were not the case, one should find an extremely puzzling phenomenon in the fact of the relative dearth of porn films and magazines that cater to women. That there is virtually no straight female equivalent to Nuts magazine, or the abject failure of Playgirl -- how else do we explain it, other than that women are simply not as interested in, or as titillated by, staring at naked men, as men are by staring at naked women?

Women, on the whole, seem to simply require more and different stimulus to really be turned on.
This seems more obvious to me than controversial.
2017-09-13 11:35:02 PM  
3 votes:

cryinoutloud: women shouldn't go for more attractive men. That's a sure way to make yourself feel ugly. Likewise a younger man----ha, keep telling yourself that you can hold him, granny!

Men are easy to hypnotize, though, and there are all kinds of ways to blind them to your obvious flaws. the best ways:
1. Sex.
2. Also important--sex
3. Sex again
4. I said they were easy. Think.
5. I don't have to say it again, do I?

So happy hunting!


Like a tile floor: lay him right the first time and you can walk over him for 30 years.
2017-09-13 11:18:53 PM  
3 votes:

Thong_of_Zardoz: drjekel_mrhyde: AverageAmericanGuy: If you want a lifetime of happiness, marry an ugly woman.
Or a fat one

How do you guys define "happy"?


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2017-09-13 10:37:45 PM  
3 votes:
So pretty much the theory is that guys fark anything.. hot guys get chances to fark a lot of people, so hot guys cheat more, so relationships with hot guys fail more?
2017-09-13 10:35:40 PM  
3 votes:
Can confirm.

15 year relationship.  I'm a potato shaped, large hairy land mammal.  Nobody should be with me, let alone my beautiful wife.
2017-09-13 10:35:36 PM  
3 votes:
I find women more attractive than men anyway, so no problem.
2017-09-13 10:29:22 PM  
3 votes:
women shouldn't go for more attractive men. That's a sure way to make yourself feel ugly. Likewise a younger man----ha, keep telling yourself that you can hold him, granny!

Men are easy to hypnotize, though, and there are all kinds of ways to blind them to your obvious flaws. the best ways:
1. Sex.
2. Also important--sex
3. Sex again
4. I said they were easy. Think.
5. I don't have to say it again, do I?

So happy hunting!
2017-09-13 10:18:42 PM  
3 votes:
Now, if the less attractive man is currently, or has previously been in prison, they'll be crawling all over one another to get to him.

All the real men are in jail, and all of that...
2017-09-13 10:16:29 PM  
3 votes:
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2017-09-13 10:11:27 PM  
3 votes:
Not for us gay men.
2017-09-14 11:35:15 AM  
2 votes:
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The formula has worked for me just fine.
2017-09-14 05:52:21 AM  
2 votes:

gaspode: So pretty much the theory is that guys fark anything.. hot guys get chances to fark a lot of people, so hot guys cheat more, so relationships with hot guys fail more?


Or, as with hot women, men who don't have women falling at their feet their entire lives are forced to develop a personality and thoughtfulness in order to attract a mate.

That hot, immature guy is fun for a while.  Then you realise you have to mother him because he's always had everything done for him, and that "impulsive" behaviour isn't so sexy when there's bills to pay.

Nogale: a nice-looking woman with a physically unattractive man


Physically unattractive to you.  Just because someone doesn't meet the criteria that society has told you is attractive, doesn't make that person ugly.

To me Ryan Reynolds and Channing Tatum are "homely" and that's me being nice.  However society is constantly trying to tell me they are gorgeous because... I think just on the basis they have or did have well-defined abs?  Seriously?

/It's like someone used a shrink tool on Ryan Reynolds' face
//He seems like a nice guy but his face is so disturbing
///People mock Benedict Cumberbatch's weird face when RR has that micro mouth?
2017-09-14 01:55:29 AM  
2 votes:

CocoNutz: fatalvenom: As a decently attractive guy who is a complete asshole and a narcissist, they're probably right.

When a man knows he's attractive he's pretty much no touch material for me. Every hot guy I've known has been a borderline douchenozzle with expectations of women that are so tiresome.


Huh.

I made the mistake of dating a hot woman (she was absolutely infatuated with my scars* and motorcycle) and yeah, hot people are a pain in the ass. I'm not short (5'10"), skinny as fark (135 lbs) and the only thing keeping me out of the "jesus carp you're ugly" competition is that I can grow halfway decent facial hair. Which doesn't cover the scar down the left side of my face.

I should have known scoring a tall, leggy, european sophisticate was a trap.

Wasn't long before she was treating me like staff. We're no longer together. We lasted as long as we did because heck, I was already in there, and I was getting crazy person sex ;)

If their best feature is their looks, DON'T unless you have an exit plan. Mine ended up including a lawyer. She lost, but it still cost me.

*road rash and work related injuries from forest fires and the oilpatch, plus a few recreational injuries. Apparently stories with visual aids will get you laid.
2017-09-13 11:49:31 PM  
2 votes:

Theaetetus: uber humper: Theaetetus: uber humper: You don't believe society puts a premium on attractive women??

Yes, clearly. Oh, wait, what's this?
Theaetetus: Society places higher value on women's attractiveness than men's

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sorry, brah, I jumped the gun

I was more taking issue with your "men are more visual" comment. If men were more visual, then more men would be into fashion, no? Maybe that premise is unsupported.


Fashion has a visual component, but it's a medium where the body is the canvas. Men aren't looking at themselves, they're looking at mates.

And lo, who uses their body as canvas to attract mates? Straight women and gay men. They're the ones hunting the visual minded prey.

Lesbians and straight guys tend to dress for comfort to the point of shabbiness if left to their own devices.

And, of course, all generalizations are false as there's always exceptions to the rule, but in general that's how the dice roll out.
2017-09-13 11:26:33 PM  
2 votes:
An ugly man with a really attractive bank account. That's the key.
2017-09-13 10:45:35 PM  
2 votes:

gaspode: uber humper: gaspode: So pretty much the theory is that guys fark anything.. hot guys get chances to fark a lot of people, so hot guys cheat more, so relationships with hot guys fail more?

The theory is that the human race will diverge into Morlocks and Eloi

eloi are SO farkING BORING


Delicious, though.
2017-09-13 10:41:56 PM  
2 votes:

gaspode: So pretty much the theory is that guys fark anything.. hot guys get chances to fark a lot of people, so hot guys cheat more, so relationships with hot guys fail more?


The theory is that the human race will diverge into Morlocks and Eloi
2017-09-13 10:39:05 PM  
2 votes:
Author sounds fat. And ugly.
2017-09-13 10:32:24 PM  
2 votes:

Super Chronic: Sometimes I used to wonder
How the hell an ugly dude get a fine girl's number
He's gettin' juiced for his ducats
I tell a girl in a minute yo, I drive a bucket


Maybe instead of telling the girl in a minute yo, the ugly dude talked to her like he went to school on the regular sized bus.
2017-09-13 10:21:11 PM  
2 votes:
Jimmy Soul disagrees.

Jimmy Soul - If you wanna be happy
Youtube Qh9ZZgDqzAg
hej
2017-09-14 09:26:13 AM  
1 vote:

Nidiot: hej: TIL exercising and eating healthy is a "negative consequence" for women.

Of course it is. It is for a lot of people, why do you think we have an "obesity epidemic"? It's not helping anyone to pretend that exercise and diets are fun and pleasurable.


Eating quality food is far more pleasurable to me than eating fast food trash, and I don't consider working out to be a chore.
2017-09-14 01:54:58 AM  
1 vote:

Gawdzila: Theaetetus: Specifically, the study found that:
- women married to more attractive men were more motivated to diet than those married to less attractive men; and
- men were equally motivated or not to diet regardless of the relative attractiveness of their wives.

In your rush to make this article entirely about dieting, you apparently skipped the paragraphs where they noted that:

" The study had "Beauty and the Beast" results - women were happier with less genetically blessed hubbies, who compensated in the relationship with acts of kindness, including giving gifts, sexual favors or completing extra housework, according to Esquire UK.


One of these things is not like the other... I actually read the study. Not just "Esquire UK". The actual study said none of that.

That there is virtually no straight female equivalent to Nuts magazine, or the abject failure of Playgirl -- how else do we explain it, other than that women are simply not as interested in, or as titillated by, staring at naked men, as men are by staring at naked women?

Yes, the hallmark of good biological science is looking at whether a product fails in the market. It couldn't have something to do with advertising, societal pressures regarding female sexuality, or other external pressures - nope, must be evolution.

Between getting your science from market results and reading Esquire for your study analysis... Well, I have to say, welcome to Fark, Mr. Trump.
2017-09-14 12:40:26 AM  
1 vote:
Based on 113 couples marries less than 4 months? This is why we are umpteen trillion dollars in debt and college tuition is more than most mortgages.
2017-09-14 12:39:19 AM  
1 vote:
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2017-09-13 11:40:18 PM  
1 vote:

Theaetetus: uber humper: Theaetetus: uber humper: You don't believe society puts a premium on attractive women??

Yes, clearly. Oh, wait, what's this?
Theaetetus: Society places higher value on women's attractiveness than men's

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sorry, brah, I jumped the gun

I was more taking issue with your "men are more visual" comment. If men were more visual, then more men would be into fashion, no? Maybe that premise is unsupported.

T
he designers tend to be gay. That being said, I'm not gay and I like men's clothing (fashion is not the word here, style is more fitting, fashion/trends are for kids).

I think the visual part has more to do with men looking women to determine health and fitness to be a mother, not necessarily the rags she is wearing. Clothing design can accentuate and make a woman look healthier than she may otherwise. But that's not fashion that, fashion changes. Fashion is a demonstration of wealth and creativity, to lessor or greater degrees. A highly fashionable woman, IMHO, wouldn't make a good wife/mother.
2017-09-13 11:12:35 PM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: If you want a lifetime of happiness, marry an ugly woman.

Or a fat one
2017-09-13 10:41:56 PM  
1 vote:
Then there's the Mike Pence effect.  The pretty one is the husband.  The other one is called "Mother."
2017-09-13 10:33:11 PM  
1 vote:

uber humper: You don't believe society puts a premium on attractive women??


Yes, clearly. Oh, wait, what's this?

Theaetetus: Society places higher value on women's attractiveness than men's


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2017-09-13 10:30:37 PM  
1 vote:

Ow! That was my feelings!: All my relationships with women have been successful.

That's the point.


Except that one time. But I accidently tried DRUGS..

So, That one time don't count.
2017-09-13 10:22:26 PM  
1 vote:
Christina Hendricks here I come!
2017-09-13 10:16:59 PM  
1 vote:
This is so obvious it hurts my face just to see it written out as though I've just been slapped with a fish.

But, I find myself unable to articulate exactly why it is so beyond a general feeling of "Well obviously."

But this goes back all the way. Cleopatra rolled herself up in a carpet for ceasar, not vice versa.
2017-09-13 10:13:31 PM  
1 vote:
Sooo... basically it works when the guy is the doormat
2017-09-13 10:07:51 PM  
1 vote:
Of course, the bar was pretty low.
2017-09-13 10:07:24 PM  
1 vote:
Hey, it's how I got married.
 
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