Very often we find ourselves admiring good looking people while convincing ourselves that they have it all in life including the perfect love life. Most would believe their flawless physical appearance would command attention and attract any love interest they desire.
However, a recent study by Broadly has proven otherwise, claiming that those who are more physically attractive are less likely to have better love lives than those who are less attractive.
According to social psychologists at Harvard University, attractive people are conditioned to believe that they “Can have anyone they want” as they grow up with the world as their oyster (previous studies discovered that they also earn more and perform better in school).
While it may not be necessarily true, they are likely to experience lower relationship satisfaction with a ‘ The Grass is always greener on the other side’ mentality. This perception of life makes it difficult to stay in a long term relationship. This is particularly evident in the love lives of our favourite Hollywood couples.
Director of the study, Christine Ma-Kellams, told Broadly: “Attractiveness gives you more options in terms of relationship alternatives, which might make it harder to protect a relationship from outside threats. In this sense, having too many other choices is likely not beneficial for relationship longevity.”
So before you start comparing yourself with the gorgeous looking people around you, it’s best to remember that good looks aren’t everything after all.