If this is the secret to happy marriage, we give up

Happy marriage – it’s all about love, right? Love, respect, companionship, communication…

Ah, no.

Apparently the secret to a happy marriage is for the wife to be more attractive than the husband. Yes, you read right. Hey, stop banging your head against the table and keep reading, okay? We know, we’re annoyed too.

A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has shown that men are happy in marriage as long as their wife is attractive, but they can let themselves go because women, thankfully, aren’t that shallow. Women’s happiness in marriage has NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW THEIR HUSBANDS LOOK.

Did you hear that boys?

If our husbands are happy, we’re happy. Simple. And NOT shallow.

Andrea Meltzer is a psychologist who followed over 450 newlyweds over four years to reach this annoying conclusion. She told the Huffington Post, “The significant effect of wives’ attractiveness on husbands’ satisfaction was significantly stronger than the nonsignificant effect of husbands’ attractiveness on wives’ satisfaction, indicating that partner physical attractiveness played a larger role in predicting husbands’ marital satisfaction than it did in predicting wives’ marital satisfaction.”

It would be so great if we could completely disregard the findings of this survey. Husbands love us for who we are on the inside, surely. Sadly there is a second study that backs up this research.

The Relationship Institute at UCLA also showed that men with attractive wives felt they had ‘lucked out’ and were more likely to do things for them.

“The husbands seemed to be basically more committed, more invested in pleasing their wives when they felt that they were getting a pretty good deal,” study author Benjamin Karney explained.

Yep, we give up.

What do you think is the key to a happy marriage.

Need cheering up after reading that? This wedding gallery should do the trick …