The study was conducted by social psychologists at Harvard University and found good-looking people are more likely to struggle with maintaining long-term relationships.
Director of the study, Christine Ma-Kellams, told Broadly that she was interested in the research as most existing literature notes that attractive people have all the luck. Coined “the beauty premium”, good-looking people have been found to make more money in their careers than less attractive co-workers and receive more attention both in school and at work.
Through her own research, she got her answer, concluding that "being physically attractive is not without its liabilities".
Now, before you feel sorry for them, you should know that one of the main reasons highlighted in the research is that they have too many options.
Ma-Kellams explains, "Attractiveness gives you more options in terms of relationship alternatives, which might make it harder to protect a relationship from outside threats. In this sense, having too many other choices is likely not beneficial for relationship longevity."
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.