Study: Hot People Have a Harder Time with Relationships

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 05:  Writer-director-producer-actress Angelina Jolie Pitt (L) and actor-producer Brad Pitt attend the opening night gala premiere of Universal Pictures'

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Beautiful people might seem to have it all, but a new study reveals they have a harder time with relationships than their uglier peers. Harvard University scientists asked women to judge the attractiveness of 238 men by looking at photos in a high school yearbook. Not surprisingly, the best-looking men were deemed most desirable. But using information from Ancestry.com, researchers discovered the chosen men were more likely to make lousy husbands and wind up divorced from their spouses. From there, researchers found that the top 20 actresses on IMDb and the 100 most powerful men on the site tended to have the rockiest marriages and shortest relationships. Lead study author Dr. Christine Ma-Kellams explains that being very attractive "may make people who are unhappy in their relationships more likely to pursue alternative relationships and so perhaps it is not always a good thing." 

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