One would assume that the plain, even homely, people out there are for all intents and purposes, shit out of luck. In fact, the attractiveness of physical looks changes rather drastically over time.
If you’re not blessed with Tyson Beckford’s smile, Ryan Gosling’s dreamy eyes and Brad Pitt’s abs, you may as well just hope to find someone who’s willing to put up with you in order to avoid a life of desperate loneliness, right? While being stunningly good looking helps with than appearance.
However, having a handsome husband or boyfriend is no barrier to the couple’s success, according to the study. Men trying to go out with women who look like Anne Hathaway (left) or Angelina Jolie, may be best advised to find someone who is the same level of attractiveness as themselves The phenomenon was spotted by British researchers who were studying whether it is true that we tend to pair up with those who are similarly attractive to ourselves.
Their findings could help explain why Angelina Jolie’s marriages to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton barely lasted three years a piece.
Some had been together for just a few months, others for several years.
The individual men and women were then rated on their looks.
Just like Dr Hook warned in their 1979 hit, research has revealed that relationships in which the woman is more attractive than the man may be doomed to failure.Except, as it turns out, there’s actually an answer. Not only do visual signs of health – clear skin, facial symmetry, etc.– stir certain instincts in us all but attractive people also benefit from the halo effect.They've since broken up, but she recently opened up to Vulture about why.In the interview, Slate talks about what an amazing person Evans is, but says that ultimately, they were too different personality-wise to make things work long-term.