(Telegraph) Relationships between attractive women and ordinary men ‘more likely to fail’
Relationships in which the woman is more attractive than the man are more likely to fail, according to research.
Scientists from Stirling, Chester and Liverpool universities found that beautiful women seem to realise they can pick and choose their mates, whereas an attractive man with a more ordinary woman seemed to be more content and less likely to stray.
The findings might come as scant consolation to Bernie Ecclestone, whose marriage to the model Slavica Ecclestone, ended in 2009. She is almost a foot taller than him and 28 years younger.
Researchers took photographs of men and women in over 100 couples, some of whom had been together for a few months, others for many years, and they were then rated on looks.
The analysis showed that in relationships pairing a “beauty” with an average man, it tended to last only a matter of months.