The New York Daily News published an article today, March 26th that describes a study that found women who marry uglier men then themselves, have a happier marriage. The study came from the Journal of Family Psychology and was based on interviews with 82 newlywed couples.
Both spouses tended to behave more positively when wives were more attractive than their husbands and more negatively when husbands were more attractive than their wives," said the study by UCLA.
The study found that physical attraction for long term compatablilty was much more important to men than women.
"Physical attractiveness is not as important to women, in contrast, relative attractiveness may only affect them through its effect on their husbands," the study says.
The full article can be found at http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/2008/03/26/2008-03-26_when_shes_hot__hes_not_theres_better_sho.html