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I think it's time someone take a stand on this erroneous wives tale. As I look about at the couples I know, I have noticed the following: five couples with really good looking GQish kind of guys (blow me already with the gay comments. All the women fawn over these guys) with truly ugly, ugly wives. The wives are wonderful, sweet women, the kind you'd hear a "Oh, but she has a great personality" comment about, but they bruise the eyes if you look at them straight on.

There are also several couples of both ugly as sin. I can deal with this, and thank god for the genetic imperative towards the norm. Their kids are much more attractive than they are, so a family portrait can actually be taken. I do wonder, however, how the couples ever managed to breed, and speculate that sex took place exclusively in the dark.

There are also quite numerous couples that fall into the not too bad, to pretty okay looking range, and there is a great deal of mixing and matching in this category, but as they aren't the extreme, they don't count.

There are no, zero, null, zippo couples with a truly good looking woman and an ugly guy. All of the snap your head good looking women are married to male model types. (The only exception I've seen to this was the Lyle Lovett, Julia Roberts union, but who really ever knew what in the hell that was all about.)

I keep looking for an exception to this (other than the above mentioned) and just keep finding more great looking guys with ugly wives.

So, I have concluded the following: men look for depth, intelligence, wit, humor, and personality in a woman. A man that can have the pick of the litter will eschew picking simply based upon looks. Women, on the other hand, simply go for eye candy. If the guy makes them wet, and they can have him, bam, it's a done deal. Women are so shallow.

-WRG, social scientist
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