Men who marry women who are out of their league—that is, significantly more attractive than they are, may have less committed wives and higher risk of divorce, experts say. “A variety of research suggests that couples who do not match one another in their approximate levels of physical attractiveness tend to have less successful romantic relationships,” Madeleine Fugère, a professor of Social Psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University, wrote in Psychology Today.
People are understandably attracted to others who are out of their league—one recent analysis of online dating data indicated that men and women pursue prospects up to 25 percent more attractive than they are. Nonetheless, most people seem to have a fairly good idea of how attractive they are and whom they can expect to attract, research suggests, and largely maintain relationships with more similarly-matched individuals. Most…
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