Want a Happy Marriage: Make sure the woman is better looking than the man

<p>"The best marriages are those where women marry men who are less attractive than themselves, research has found.</p>

<p>Psychologists who studied newlyweds found men who were better-looking than their wives were more likely to be unhappy and have negative feelings about their marriage.</p>

<p>In couples where the wife is more attractive, both partners tended to be very content....."</p>

<p>FOXNews.com</a> - Women, Want a Healthy Marriage? Marry Man Uglier Than You, Study Says - Health News | Current Health News | Medical News</p>

<p>I am a firm believer in this theory.</p>

<p><signed> A happily married man.</signed></p>

<p>Hm, I wonder what the controls were...ugly men married to beautiful women are usually RICH men, and people with plenty of money experience a lot less marital stress than those with money troubles.</p>

<p>Well, I guess these folks must have never heard this politically incorrect - but very catchy - calypso song:</p>

<p>
[quote]
"If You Wanna Be Happy"</p>

<p>If you wanna be happy
For the rest of your life,
Never make a pretty woman your wife,
So from my personal point of view,
Get an ugly girl to marry you.</p>

<p>A pretty woman makes her husband look small
And very often causes his downfall.
As soon as he marries her
Then she starts to do
The things that will break his heart.
But if you make an ugly woman your wife,
You'll be happy for the rest of your life,
An ugly woman cooks her meals on time,
She'll always give you peace of mind.</p>

<p>Don't let your friends say
You have no taste,
Go ahead and marry anyway,
Though her face is ugly,
Her eyes don't match,
Take it from me she's a better catch.</p>

<p>Say man.
Hey baby.
Saw your wife the other day.
Yeah?
Yeah, she's ugly.
Yeah, she's ugly but she sure can cook.
Yeah? Okay.

[/quote]
</p>

<p>If</a> You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul Songfacts</p>

<p>"The tests involved 82 couples married within the previous six months."</p>

<p>Six months. Now there's a great timetable to estimate the success of a marriage.</p>

<p>I have the best wife. I am ugly, she is not. I am messy, she is clean. I am forgetful, she is not. I am blunt, she is diplomatic.</p>

<p>I hope my son has her genes.</p>

<p>LOL, Epistrophy, I started humming that song as I read the thread title. So glad you fished it out of oblivion for everyone.</p>

<p>My wife has always made a point of telling her younger sisters: "Date the players, but marry a nerd." She always turns and looks at me when she says that. I don't know why....</p>

<p>
[quote]
people with plenty of money experience a lot less marital stress than those with money troubles.

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</p>

<p>...what?? It may be one less worry, sure, but having money doesn't stop <em>life</em> from happening. Some of the most screwed-up couples I know are rich, and most of the happiest ones I know are just getting by.</p>

<p>My husband is a chubby bald buy and I adore him. Money has never been part of our equation either. He's treated me as the princess I am for the last 26 years (22 married) and I wouldn't have it any other way.</p>

<p>^ Happy for you.</p>

<p>I have observed that the marriages that are happy do not have money problems.</p>

<p>"I have observed that the marriages that are happy do not have money problems."
If I ever find that out, I'll be sure to let you know.</p>

<p>Didn't seem to have worked for Elliot Spitzer though.</p>

<p>Ooh. Pharmagal, that's a good point. Elliot isn't very attractive and his wife is beautiful. </p>

<p>Did the sock thing make national news?</p>

<p>This is actually the exact conclusion I came to this morning.</p>

<p>A friend just sent this to me and I thought it was fitting for this thread:</p>

<p>CREATION
A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be
so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.
"The wife responded, "Allow me to explain.
God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me;
God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you !</p>

<p>"I have observed that the marriages that are happy do not have money problems."</p>

<p>Ogden Nash agrees...</p>

<p>I Do, I Will, I Have </p>

<p>How wise I am to have instructed the butler
to instruct the first footman to instruct the second
footman to instruct the doorman to order my carriage;
I am about to volunteer a definition of marriage.
Just as I know that there are two Hagens, Walter and Copen,
I know that marriage is a legal and religious alliance entered
into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut and a
woman who can't sleep with the window open.
Moreover, just as I am unsure of the difference between
flora and fauna and flotsam and jetsam,
I am quite sure that marriage is the alliance of two people
one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other
never forgetsam,
And he refuses to believe there is a leak in the water pipe or
the gas pipe and she is convinced she is about to asphyxiate
or drown,
And she says Quick get up and get my hairbrushes off the
windowsill, it's raining in, and he replies Oh they're all right,</p>

<p>it's only raining straight down.
That is why marriage is so much more interesting than divorce,
Because it's the only known example of the happy meeting of
the immovable object and the irresistible force.
So I hope husbands and wives will continue to debate and
combat over everything debatable and combatable,
Because I believe a little incompatibility is the spice of life,
particularly if he has income and she is pattable.</p>

<p>I want to hear about the sock thing.</p>

<p>Google "Elliot Spitzer Calf Length Socks" and you will get more information than you ever thought you might want.</p>

<p>OMG. LOL.</p>

<p>But back to the topic at hand. Fox News--not noted for scientific objectivity anyway, and 6 mos. is not a very long barometer.</p>

<p>And how do you measure beauty? I happen to think mean women are uglier than pleasant ones. And balding men are sexy. ;)</p>