There are definitely some guys with trophy wives out there . . . anytime you see an overweight 62-year-old marrying a 19-year-old model, you know what’s going on. But a new study out of the University of Notre Dame found that in general, trophy wives are a MYTH. They happen in a few rare cases, but in almost EVERY marriage, the two people getting married are around the same level of attractiveness.
Researchers found things that predict whether two people will get married are how similar they are in attractiveness, education, race, and religion.
The researchers say that women we might THINK are trophy wives are just attractive, successful women who are married to equally attractive, successful men.
Quote, “On average, high-status men do have better-looking wives, but this is because they themselves are considered better looking . . . perhaps because they are less likely to be overweight and [can] afford braces, clothes, and trips to the dermatologist.”