From the Huffington Post:
Psychologist Andrea Meltzer and her team discovered was that spousal attractiveness does play a major role in marital satisfaction — but only for men. In other words, men care about looks more than women do.
The authors write, “The significant effect of wives’ attractiveness on husbands’ satisfaction was significantly stronger than the nonsignificant effect of husbands’ attractiveness on wives’ satisfaction, indicating that partner physical attractiveness played a larger role in predicting husbands’ marital satisfaction than it did in predicting wives’ marital satisfaction.”
Interestingly, the attractive wives also reported higher levels of satisfaction, all because having a happy hubby made them happier too.
What Meltzer found was that men feel “lucked out” when they wake up beside a beautiful woman. They then feel more obligated to care about their wives' needs—which, in turn, makes the wives happier. If there was ever evidence that dudes are absolutely shameless, well, Meltzer just hit the nail on the head. Hot wife, good life. We are animals.
[H/T: Huffington Post]