What makes someone marriage material? How he looks? How she acts? In a new study published in the journal “Social Science
Research,” researchers considered how likely someone is to get married by examining three traits: physical attractiveness, personality attractiveness and personal grooming. It turns out, your overall score based on these three factors could be linked to whether or not you’ll walk down the aisle.
To determine this “marriageability factor,” the researchers looked at data on more than 9,000 people from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. For that study, interviewers rated participants on these three traits using a scale of one to five. No real surprise here: The higher the collective score, the more likely the person was to get hitched (though it had no influence on cohabitation).