This New Study Reveals the Secret to Dating Someone Super Attractive
As much as we hate to admit it, we all have our shallow moments. We’ve all probably seen a couple on the street and wondered “How did he end up with her?!” If you’ve ever heard the song “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” you know what I’m talking about.
You would assume that people end up dating someone around their level of attractiveness, and some studies have backed this theory, but this simply isn’t always the case. When you are confronted with a couple where the girlfriend looks like Heidi Klum, but the boyfriend looks like Sloth from Goonies, and you wonder what’s up, it’s likely that they were friends first before they started dating, according to a recent study.
In the study, by psychologists from The University of Texas Austin and Northwestern University, researchers asked 167 heterosexual couples how long they had known each other and whether they were friends first. The psychologists then had an unbiased outsider rate both people’s attractiveness levels.
It turned out that the couples who were rated at different attractiveness levels were more likely to have been friends first before dating. On the contrary, couples who met and started dating within a month were rated at very similar attractive levels.
This study certainly has a point to make against the dudes who talk shit on the “friend zone.” It looks like if you have a great personality, you can wiggle your way out of the friend zone and into the end zone.
But more and more people are finding themselves dating someone at an equal hotness level due to dating apps, which means that your ugly ex is very unlikely to ever find someone hotter than you if he tries to move on via Tinder.
If you’ve seen one of your old high school friends on Facebook posting engagement photos with someone who looks like Donald Trump, perhaps they were originally friends and he’s got a great personality. If your unfortunate looking guy friend always goes for girls out of his league, maybe tell him to try to be friends with a chick before trying to bone her.