We think good-looking people have it made when it comes to romance, but it turns out they have their own set of challenges to deal with. Researchers from Harvard found that beauty can be a kind of “relationship liability.” And for all the advantages being attractive has, this research shows it has a major downside, too – beautiful people are more likely to have a wandering eye!
Christine Ma-Kellams and her colleagues asked women to rate how attractive men in their high school yearbook were, while researchers assessed how attractive the participants themselves were. And the results show that “more attractive” participants who were in a relationship seemed to show more interest in the handsome pics than singles did, especially if things were rocky in their relationship.
But it only makes sense that pretty people are going to get more interest from would-be partners. And after being involved in a relationship for a while, people’s eye may wander more, but no one acted on any of these feelings, they just judged photos as good-looking.
And the thing to remember here is that attractiveness is totally subjective. These researchers rated the women on how they looked and there’s no objective way to do that. But the fact we all find different things appealing is what makes attraction and lust so intriguing.
Source: She Knows
- Do you even care about the relationship issues of beautiful people?
- Do you think that being really, really, really ridiculously good looking is any kind of a burden?
- Do you think good looking people tend to be jerks?