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When you’re in love with a beautiful woman, you really do have to watch your friends.Just like Dr Hook warned in their 1979 hit, research has revealed that relationships in which the woman is more attractive than the man may be doomed to failure.Researcher Rob Burriss said: ‘This would indicate it is the woman who is in control of whether the relationship continues.Beautiful women may realise they can afford to pick and choose, he suggests.In contrast, her relationship with Brad Pitt, one of the world’s most handsome celebrities, has already lasted six years, suggesting she has found her match.The Stirling, Chester and Liverpool university researchers took photos of the men and women in more than 100 couples.They may also have the confidence to leave behind relationships that have run their course.
The individual men and women were then rated on their looks.
However, having a handsome husband or boyfriend is no barrier to the couple’s success, according to the study. Men trying to go out with women who look like Anne Hathaway (left) or Angelina Jolie, may be best advised to find someone who is the same level of attractiveness as themselves The phenomenon was spotted by British researchers who were studying whether it is true that we tend to pair up with those who are similarly attractive to ourselves.
Their findings could help explain why Angelina Jolie’s marriages to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton barely lasted three years a piece.
They’re better placed to move on.’It is also possible the relationships end due to jealous behaviour from the woman’s less photogenic partner.
The analysis revealed having an attractive husband or boyfriend was no barrier to a relationship succeeding.
But, if it was the woman who was the one blessed with good looks, the relationships tended to last only a matter of months, the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reports.