This can completely muddle the scaled difference in appearances for male and female partners.
As Jennifer Chaiken, a marriage family therapist and co-founder of The West Chester Therapy Group put it: We’re so focused on what we look like on the outside that we forget what is happening on the inside. They are told NOT to put too much effort into their appearances because that wouldn’t be “masculine.”As Bierly tells Elite Daily: So, while women are busy primping to be attractive, men are busy shying away from it to be considered attractive. According to Caitlyn Caracciolo, a marriage family therapist and co-founder of The Westchester Therapy Group: Women tend to consider their own looks and ‘attractiveness’ far more important than men, probably because society tells us to and because, ultimately, they do matter more for us.
We tend to choose partners who are less gifted in the looks department, and that fact has actually proven to foster the most secure relationships.
As Caracciolo affirms: Studies in the realm of attractiveness and coupling do tend to show that women in heterosexual relationships in which they are the more ‘attractive’ partner tend to have more supportive partners overall.
Our looks are put under a microscope on a daily, if not hourly, basis.