Not handsome? Is there such a word? All of us men know we are pogi. Well, at least at some point or angle or at least a bit. However, what matters most is our confidence and our ability to make our female *partners’ smile, or laugh, or forever happy.
To understand if attractiveness is a factor in overall happiness, researchers at Florida State University reviewed the relationships of 223 newlyweds, aged 20 to 29.
The couples were first asked to answer some varying questions about dieting and getting fit. And after that, the respondents were photographed and were told to rank each other’s desirability based on face and body attractiveness.
And the results? It revealed that women who had “attractive” husbands are obsessed with losing weight in order to look better, which, they say, makes them insecure and sad.
Those “insecure and sad” wives responded affirmatively to questions like: “I feel extremely guilty after eating,” “I like my stomach to be empty,” and “I’m terrified of gaining weight.”
While on the other hand, those who had “less attractive husbands” didn’t feel any pressure to diet and get fit, which makes a woman happier in life, and in her relationship.
And about the men respondents? Their dieting motivations do not depend on their partners’ attractiveness — or lack thereof. They just don’t give a single piece of silt. As usual.
Head researcher Tania Reynolds said: “The results reveal that having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly attractive.” Ouch.
Additionally, Reynolds shares that if you feel that your handsomeness makes your other half unhappy, the advice is that: “One way to help these women is for partners to be very reaffirming, reminding them, ‘You’re beautiful. I love you at any weight or body type.’”
“Or perhaps focusing on the ways they are a good romantic partner outside of attractiveness and emphasizing those strengths: ‘I really value you because you’re a kind, smart and supportive partner.’” Reynolds added.