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On Behalf of | Jan 7, 2019 | Divorce |

Citizens of Georgia may be surprised to learn that, for many married couples, beauty is more than just skin deep, especially if the male is married to someone who is more attractive than they are. In fact, experts believe that a large discrepancy in the degree of attractiveness between both partners can often lead to divorce.

This should come as no surprise as there are multiple reasons that would push such a couple to split. On the one hand, studies show that a woman married to a man she deems unattractive has a higher chance of flirting with other men and feeling apathetic towards her relationship with her significant other. On the other hand, researchers have found that, regardless of how flirtatious a woman is or isn’t, men with more attractive wives tend to feel jealous more often than their counterparts who are in a more physically matched marriage.

Fortunately, there is a silver lining in all of this. For starters, men who married more attractive women not only reported being happier overall than men who didn’t but also showed more helpful, positive attitudes towards their significant others. Additionally, it is possible that differences in the level of attraction become less important in the event of the couple being friends before becoming romantically involved.

All that being said, it is important to remember that divorce is a part of life, and couples who are aware of a discrepancy in the level of their attractiveness should also be aware that they run a higher risk of splitting up. Should that happen, it might be wise for each party to seek out a proficient legal consultant who might offer sound legal advice and fight for the client’s interests.


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