Shocker: Men With Attractive Wives Are More Satisfied

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Of all the topics for study, money was thrown at this no-brainer:

Study: Men With Attractive Wives More Satisfied In Marriage « CBS Houston


In slightly related news, reseachers recently discovered that water cures thirst.
  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

    Of all the topics for study, money was thrown at this no-brainer:

    Study: Men With Attractive Wives More Satisfied In Marriage « CBS Houston


    In slightly related news, reseachers recently discovered that water cures thirst.
    Riffle; First, water doesn't cure thirst. An hour or so later, you're thirsty again.

    And if you drink Chinese water...you're thirsty 30 minutes later. Scientific fact.

    I think men like having sex with attractive wives for one reason. They can actually see the wife. If the man couldn't see the woman...it wouldn't matter as much.

    Wives don't care so much about what the husband looks like for one reason. They keep their eyes closed during sex. I know I would, if I were them.

    Science..quantum theory...it's all there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    I thought they were more anxious about losing them. This is a new
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    Remember the song? If you're in love with a beautiful woman, watch
    your friends ...

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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      I thought they were more anxious about losing them. This is a new
      discovery for me.

      Remember the song? If you're in love with a beautiful woman, watch
      your friends ...

      -Ray Edwards
      If you have that kind of anxiety you need both new friends and a new woman.

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      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      I thought they were more anxious about losing them. This is a new
      discovery for me.

      Remember the song? If you're in love with a beautiful woman, watch
      your friends ...

      -Ray Edwards
      "I will trust you with my life, not my money or my wife"
      -Old military maxim
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      • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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        Beauty is only skin deep, but there again so are warts, scars, and facial hair.

        Attractive wives or not so attractive wives. There's no difference because it's what you chose, and what you obviously get pleasure and satisfaction from. Saying that you wish your wife was more attractive is akin to saying you'd like more money. Some men can never have enough beauty (and have affairs), or enough money (and work their butt off into an early grave or end up too old to enjoy it). Then there are those who are satisfied with their lot, regardless.

        Over a period of time we associate compatibility, friendship, companionship, and values such as trust and honesty, as much more important than looks alone, even when they've morphed and have a face that looks like it's hit the sidewalk regularly, and a body that's decided it's never too late to explore the four points of the compass simultaneously.

        If a woman keeps her looks and figure well into her senior years, that's good. If not, so what. There's always a switch that flicks the light off. Or the ball game, or the pub, or the golf course, or the racetrack, or the . . .
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    Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

    Of all the topics for study, money was thrown at this no-brainer:

    Study: Men With Attractive Wives More Satisfied In Marriage « CBS Houston


    In slightly related news, reseachers recently discovered that water cures thirst.
    Bull(cough...cough)!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Um..........exactly who paid for THAT study?

    Ray - attractive partners (and I believe that women are happier if the hubby isn't barkin' either), can be high maintenance - but a little of that isn't bad for anyone. If you have to work to keep a spouse, it means you are taking better care of yourself, and keeping life a tad more interesting than you might otherwise. There's nothing that can kill motivation more than being in a nice safe comfort zone.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Um..........exactly who paid for THAT study?

      Ray - attractive partners (and I believe that women are happier if the hubby isn't barkin' either), can be high maintenance - but a little of that isn't bad for anyone. If you have to work to keep a spouse, it means you are taking better care of yourself, and keeping life a tad more interesting than you might otherwise. There's nothing that can kill motivation more than being in a nice safe comfort zone.
      Sal; You may be completely right. And you may be seeing this in a bigger context than I am. I only know about my wife and myself.

      We are extremely comfortable with each other. My wife is still attractive, but was a real head turner when we got married. And, to be fair...I wasn't bad looking either.

      I never felt like she was high maintenance. And she wasn't. I'm motivated to do things for her, and provide nicely for her...because she's exceptional and gives more than she gets. I never felt like I had to work to keep her. But I did work hard, because she deserved the effort.

      Now, if she were good looking, and shallow...that would be a different story.


      Maybe I misunderstood what you meant. And your comment may be far more applicable to most people. Anyway, I enjoy the exchange.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    The study, recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, first rated each member of the couples by "objective," independent researchers, and then asked up to eight times over the first four years of marriage to rate their satisfaction.
    After four years their looks probably hadn't changed much for most of them. Ask them in 20 or 30 years when the looks have faded a good bit and marriage satisfaction is much more dependent on personality.

    Another stupid study.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fire7
    big surprise... one of the things men want the most makes them feel satisfied.

    and in the our next featured article "women discover men care about sex... a lot" ( one women's 10 year emotional journey digging through century's of data to discovery this new and shocking secret)
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

    In slightly related news, reseachers recently discovered that water cures thirst.
    What absolute tosh.

    Beer cures thirst Dan, water is for nancys.
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    Wibble, bark, my old man's a mushroom etc...

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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Check out the moms to get an idea what the wife will look like in 20-30 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

      What absolute tosh.

      Beer cures thirst Dan, water is for nancys.

      I stand corrected.


      Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

      Check out the moms to get an idea what the wife will look like in 20-30 years.
      Yep, this is typically true. Fortunately for me, my wife takes after her father's side of the family.
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        [sigh] We men are so shallow. It would be depressing, if we gave it any thought.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by Fire7 View Post

          why don't you come back after you had a nap and can act like an adult ^_^
          LOL. Banned.
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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            LOL. Banned.

            Well, we all knew it was just a matter of time.

            But he did bring me some comedic relief in calling me immature and guilty of emotional outbursts, haha!

            And to think I actually tried to help him ... at first. :rolleyes:


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            • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
              Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post


              But he did bring me some comedic relief in calling me immature and guilty of emotional outbursts, haha!
              W...e...l...l..., if it walks like a duck...
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              • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
                Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                W...e...l...l..., if it walks like a duck...
                ...it needs to pull out whatever crawled up it's butt.


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                • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                  Gee - I've been gone all day and missed the excitement. Kind of hard to find women around this place who stand in awe of studly Dudleys, isn't it?
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                  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
                    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                    Gee - I've been gone all day and missed the excitement. Kind of hard to find women around this place who stand in awe of studly Dudleys, isn't it?
                    I wish I had that problem. lol
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                  Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                  ...it needs to pull out whatever crawled up it's butt.

                  Terra
                  He was a troll and a lot of us played into his hands before it got reported and him banned, including me. Don't feed the trolls.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                    Sometimes it is fun to poke trolls with a stick, though...
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                    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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                      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                      Sometimes it is fun to poke trolls with a stick, though...
                      Yeah, temporarily maybe but they like to be poked. You can tell it's a troll when they have a rapid fire extremely objectionable, inflammatory post for each response and they escalate. I've never seen a poster win in a troll thread when the troll is an experienced troll and this one was experienced. The whole thread was spiraling out of control fast.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                        It's not about winning - it's about watching trolls blow themselves up

                        Has a certain entertainment value:rolleyes:
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    they needed a study to determine this?
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    As soon as he marries her, then she starts
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Generally people end up with partners at similar levels of good looks. The men with attractive wives would probably tend to be goodlooking themselves. Society is generally kinder to goodlooking people, so they are more likely to be content, I would guess, not just because they have attractive wives.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    Men have a knack at taking women for granted - no matter how physically beautiful they are.

    More so than women.

    Why?

    Because men are naturally less emotionally open.

    When a man marries an attractive woman, he'll be satisfied for a little while. But even though his wife is desired by virtually every man who sees her, he's taking her for granted and looking for something on the side. A man's thirst for beauty... and dominating that beauty never ends. Just one beautiful woman won't quench that thirst.

    On the other hand...

    If she's beautiful on the inside too...

    Well...

    That might be a different story.

    Mark

    P.S. The most beautiful woman I ever had sex with was the worst lay. Just saying...
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

      Men have a knack at taking women for granted - no matter how physically beautiful they are.

      More so than women.

      Why?

      Because men are naturally less emotionally open.
      Men are less emotionally open perhaps because we're raised to suppress our emotions. "Big boys don't cry" works pretty good to quiet a bawling boy. This and many other similar sayings are often used to subdue and subvert our emotions, but I'm not sure how "natural" it is.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by Sarevok View Post

      Are men with no wives happiest of all?

      ... and are women with no husbands happiest of all or
      women with a husband and several lovers?

      lol. This is a pretty lame "study" if you ask me. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Another stupid study.
      True, and doesn't that make an interesting acronym?

      Originally Posted by Sarevok View Post

      Are men with no wives happiest of all?
      I'll side with that one, sounds good to me. It reminds me of a joke: 'What did you do before you got married?' 'Anything I wanted to.'
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    What do you guys think of Bill Clinton
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      Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

      What do you guys think of Bill Clinton
      In a strictly platonic sort of way, I love him. Even many across the aisle respect him.
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