Are attractive people more likely to get a divorce?
The only hubris of being hot.
March 28, 2017
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Attractive people seem to have life easy. They always look good, have many friends, all the followers on social media, and seem to live a glamourous life many envy. But could this new Harvard University study put a damper on the pretty parade?
This study conducted by researchers had two women rate the attractiveness of men in high school yearbooks and then searched whether or not their relationships or marriages stayed strong or failed. Another round of testing used the IMDb Top 20 most powerful actors and actresses, rated their attractiveness, and found that most of their marriages ended in divorce or had several problems. A few examples are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and the most shocking of all, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Of course, if you don’t believe the results yourself, do a little research on your own: use your school yearbook and figure out if the hot guys or girls are in good relationships using good old Facebook stalking.
Now I know that two women at Harvard doesn’t really speak to the rest of the world, but it gives you the idea that maybe being attractive isn’t the only characteristic that you should be looking for? This study was a definite nod to Hollywood and the way they idolize being beautiful, but yet have the highest divorce rate out of any other working industry. It also hinted at the fact that the more beautiful someone is, the more likely they are to have a “wandering eye” when married life becomes hard to maintain.
So I guess beauty isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, so there is no need to feel insecure if you don’t think you’re up to Hollywood’s “standard” of beauty because everyone finds beauty in many different things, not just physical appearance. Beauty is most definitely in the eye of the beholder