According to this 4.10 Yahoo article by Jeanna Bryner, the Judd Apatow fantasy of schlubby galumphs hooking up with hot mommas isn’t that much of a fantasy.
“Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them in the looks category,” she writes. “New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups. The reason, researchers suspect, is that men place great value on beauty, whereas women are more interested in having a supportive husband.”
I still think this is horseshit. Birds of a feather tend to flock together. Nine tend to hook up with nines, eights hook up with eights, sevens with sevens, etc. And smart guys never, ever marry women who are nines or tens because they’re more trouble than they’re worth.