Ladies, if you don't want stress, don't date ugly

Posted by James, 28 Apr 11

women stress levelsWe all aspire to date and marry hotties like Heidi Klum or George Clooney. Problem is, most of them might not want us. So we end up doing what most species (from birds to humans) do: SETTLE (unless you are in Hollywood of course).

According to a new study, a large percentage of females end up with males of below average on the attractiveness scale. The results of this new study are contrary to earlier theories which claimed that in monogamous species, every female has a pretty decent chance of coupling with a male who has similar qualities of her ideal mate. And apparently there are ‘side effects’ of settling for unattractive mates…raised female stress levels.

This research, conducted on Gouldian finches showed that when these female birds were paired with male birds of the same head color, they laid eggs a month earlier than those birds that were mis-matched. Also, the females that were matched with males of a different head color had three to four times higher levels of stress hormone corticosterone than their female counterparts that were paired with males of the same head color.

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The above findings are believed to apply to humans too. "For too long we have looked at monogamous relationships as mostly happy cooperative ventures, but the authors have shown that females who are forced by circumstance into unsuitable pairings suffer ongoing stress," said Robert Brooks, a professor in the University of New South Wales School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

So is there a solution to all this? Well, the alternative is polygamous mating like peacocks where females compete to mate with the top male. Wonder how many women would agree to this. Hmmm... interesting thought to entertain. ;-)

7 responses to "Ladies, if you don't want stress, don't date ugly"

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  1.   shanegkess1 says:
    Posted: 17 May 11

    My grandfather came from a long line of Gouldian Finches and my Grandma still stayed married to him for 50 years despite their different hair colors and species origins.

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  2.   peterness says:
    Posted: 13 May 11

    Please do the research with humans and then report again.

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  3.   Sxybrwnsuga says:
    Posted: 05 May 11

    hmmmmmmmmmmmm dating pretty isn't any less stressful either. Looks have nothing to do with whether you are stressed out or not in your relationship. I've been stressed out by some pretty good looking guys.

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  4.   nuhaitian says:
    Posted: 02 May 11

    Funny stuff

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  5.   nuhaitian says:
    Posted: 02 May 11

    Lol

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  6.   Mychal67 says:
    Posted: 01 May 11

    This is one of the more unneccesary and pointless opinions I have seen here, and there is much shame for posting such nonsense. If this study was actually about people, I would say this..... If physical appearance has THAT much to do with a persons happiness in a relationship that it causes physical distress, I can only imagine the shallowness of that person. Love has little to do with physicality, and everything to do with the emotional and intellectual connection which will carry the relationship thru thick and thin. A person affected in this manner needs to look within, get over themselves, and get a grip on what they are all about...because they are obviously not about much. But...this opinion is absurd in its stupidity...the research was conducted on BIRDS!! "Interesting to entertain".....I think not.

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    • shanegkess1 says:
      Posted: 17 May 11

      Classic. The simple statement "the research was conducted on birds" said it all and gave me a good laugh. It was kind of sad for them to publish that research and sadder for the site to publish this article.

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