This week, we learned that a Columbia University researcher created a mathematical formula calculating the exact trade-off between wealth and physical size that singles make in choosing their partner.
According to economist Pierre-Andre Chiappori, single men and women looking to get married rate each other’s eligibility by comparing two traits: physical and socioeconomic attractiveness. The findings? Attractive women don’t mind overweight men as long as they’re wealthy and women make up for extra weight with an extra year of education.
For every 10 percent increase in a man’s BMI, single men must increase their annual salary by 2 percent to keep at the same level of attractiveness. If a single woman gains weight, she can make up for it in being more educated.
For more of the research, you can view the article here.
Singles, what do you think? Do you agree? Tweet us your thoughts @ItsJustLunchCLE #researchthoughts