2 Hot 2 Date: The New Relationship Risk

Very attractive people may not be the best at maintaining relationships. Photo: Gustavo Spindula

Very attractive people may not be the best at maintaining relationships. Photo: Gustavo Spindula

You read that right. It's all your fault for being so damned gorgeous. Well, at least that's the conclusion of a new study out of Harvard. According to the British Psychological Society, attractive people are more likely to have shorter relationships because when dissatisfied, they look for new alternative partners. Because they can. Poor souls. 

Researchers had two women rate the attractiveness of over 200 men based on their yearbook photos, then analyzed their life developments in the 30 years since they graduated. "The men who were rated as more facially attractive were more likely to be divorced and to have had marriages of shorter length."

The study continued: "Next the researchers accessed the divorce and marriage data for the top 20 actors and actresses listed on IMDB.com and the world’s 100 most powerful celebrities according to Forbes...The more attractive celebrities were more likely to be divorced and they tended to be married for shorter lengths of time."

There's much more to this study - feel free to check it out in depth here. However, rest assured that if you're in a happy, healthy relationship, scientists have proven that other people will appear LESS attractive to you. Because your sweetie is the fairest of them all.