Just like Dr Hook warned in their hit, research has revealed that relationships in which the woman is more attractive than the man may be doomed to failure. Objects of your affection? 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. The Stirling, Chester and Liverpool university researchers took photos of the men and women in more than couples. Some had been together for just a few months, others for several years.
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Naomi sat in the back row of Melbourne's Grattan Institute, about to watch her fiance give a lecture. She was joined by three unfamiliar women - all attractive, well groomed, in their mids. From their whispered chat, she quickly realised they weren't there to hear about politics and economics but to meet her eligible man. Naomi explains: ''He's 36 years old and is definitely someone who falls into the alpha-male category: excellent job in finance, PhD, high income, six feet two, sporty and very handsome.
If you're like many guys, it's not for lack of trying. You probably spend countless hours every week clicking through profiles and messaging attractive women on dating sites and apps. You get a response every now and again, but rarely from anyone you actually want to date.
In the dating world, there's a certain grading system with which you're undoubtedly all too familiar. Akin to a beauty contest scorecard, a person's attractiveness is ranked from one to And generally, it's presumed that the beautiful Amazons among us the eights, nines, and 10s should only date each other -- while the "uglies" of the bunch the twos, threes, and fours must stick to their own Quasimodo kind. But, every now and then, a couple pulls the switch off this genetic equilibrium.