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Why dating an ugly guy can result in a happy marriage

Want to know how to have a happy marriage?
Well, it turns out physicaly looks plays a part, but not in the way you might think...

Jimmy Soul might have gotten it right in his song:

“If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife”

…which tells us that marrying a pretty woman can often end up in an unhappy marriage. And according to the studies – he’s right.

So if you are on the dating/flirting scene and are a beauty-seeker, then you might not like what you are about to read because based on several scientific studies conducted all across the world, it’s actually better to marry someone ugly, rather than someone beautiful if you want to have a happy marriage.

And It’s Better If The Man Is Ugly

According to a study taken from the Journal of Family Psychology, couples generally have more happy marriages when the man is ugly when compared to the woman. It was found that men behaved more favourably towards the marriage when their wives were better-looking than them.

Benjamin Karney from UCLA further notes that the discrepancy between the physical attractiveness of the man and the woman does not need to be that great as long as a difference does exist in favour of the woman.

So, based on the study, it would seem that it’s better for women to marry ugly men rather than being too picky (as far as looks are concerned) in choosing their future husbands. When the man is ugly in comparison to you (and he knows this) he’s more likely to be content and tow the line as it were than if he was better looking than you.

Beauty Comes At A Price

It turns out that the better looking a person is, the more their personality tends to become ugly …simply because they don’t feel the need to be nice. This is backed up by science research. Based on research data coming from an Edinburgh University study on ethics and beauty, people who have beautiful, symmetrical facial features tend to develop selfish, independent personalities.

In a related study conducted by the University of California, it was found that individuals who were of a lesser status in terms of education and wealth were prone to being more empathetic and compassionate towards others …than people with more wealth and status who often act with more self-serving intentions in mind.


These findings are of course general in nature, but considering we’ve always been brought up with the idea that:

Beauty On The Outside = Ugly Personality On The Inside

Ugly On The Outside = Beautiful Personality On The Inside

…and that this is now (generally) backed up by the scientific studies, it wouldn’t be wise to ignore it when choosing a life partner for marriage. ESPECIALLY if you want to know how to happy a happy marriage.

Indeed I’ve come across many stories from visitors where a person often ended up rueing the fact that their partner is good-looking (something which they were initially proud of) because it lead to irrational behavior, unreasonable demands …and even cheating in the marriage or relationship.

Need more info?

Yes, other than good looks, what else do men find attractive?

Aren't good looking people the only ones who find success in love?

What personality characteristics do men want in a woman?

What if I'm not good looking enough for the person I want to fall in love with me?

Can I really make someone fall in love with me even if I'm ugly?