"He's a successful guitarist in a touring band, and we have so much in common.
We clicked the first time we hung out, and I've never had a lousy time with him."Two studies from University of Texas at Austin have supported the idea that we become more attracted to people once we like their personality — and less attracted to hot people if they turn out to be jerks.
"The worst part is that my partner believed that there was a large gap in attractiveness," she said.
But you're also more likely to forgive that person."Megan, a 22-year-old living in Austin, has experienced this insecurity in relationships with less attractive partners."My girlfriends would tell me that I could do better constantly," Megan said."He's one of the kindest and most considerate souls I've ever met, and a huge plus is how well he...get[s] along with my family and understand[s] my background.We don't like uncertainty, so anecdotally speaking we're harsh on the relationship because we don't understand it — even though it may be a beautiful love."We also judge it especially when the mismatch challenges gender norms.Plenty of TV shows and movies feature fat or slobby men with supermodel wives.
"It is in our human nature to try to obtain the best possible partner," Gary W.