In a similar study reported in the Journal of Family Psychology, 82 newlyweds were evaluated, and the couples with a wife more attractive than her husband were more content than those couples with equal attractiveness.
, though I would probably argue that Kevin James is kind of a stud, and really, that's exactly the point I plan on making-- and we see it in our friends.
Anecdotal evidence aside, I know for a fact that I don't find "hot" men attractive.* Let me clarify - I find them pleasing to the eye, and every so often quite tempting, but I don't find myself actually attracted to them. [Disclaimer: This post should in no way indicate that my boyfriend is ugly and/or unattractive.Having a hotter wife is also the reason husbands are more attentive and motivated to make their marriage work.Men who are hotter than their wives, however, are more likely to take them for granted.And here I have to admit that I am undoubtedly judging their books by their covers, but I have yet to find the exception to the rule. But I find that women are much more inclined to date with their emotions - to pick a man that is funny, comforting, kind, and generous - and they'll often pick one or all of those traits over his looks. To explain: These high-school hotties are used to having the sort of unadulterated, fawning adoration that the symmetrically blessed always get in high-school, but the problem is that it doesn't do them any good. I also have a little (and relatively untested) theory.