The ugly truth about attractiveness

The attractiveness of a romantic partner can be a driving force behind the desire to diet and be slim, although that motivation contrasts sharply between men and women, say US psychologists.

Essentially, their research shows that women who are less attractive than their partners are more motivated to diet and focus on their appearance.

As for men, their motivation to diet is low — regardless of their partner or wives' attractiveness or their own.

“The results reveal that having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly