Anorexia experts should not worry about a thin Catherine Middleton (Kate Middleton) as long as the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William of Britain are happy with their marriage.
That’s on the basis of a recent study that suggests that having a thinner wife is the key to marital bliss.
The study published in the July 2011 issue of journal Social Psychological and Personality Science reveals that marriages are more satisfying when wives are thinner than their husbands.
A team of researchers led by Andrea L. Meltzer at the University of Tennessee studied the body mass index (BMI) of 169 newlywed couples for four years to demonstrate if body weight that plays a significant role in attraction and relationship formation, continues to shape more established relationships such as marriage, the report said.
“BMI of couples demonstrated inconsistent effects on the trajectory of satisfaction,” it said.
However, consistent with predictions derived from interdependence theory, normative resource theories, and evolutionary perspectives, husbands were more satisfied initially and wives were more satisfied over time to the extent that wives had lower BMIs than their husbands, it reiterated.