The “Trophy Wife”: Reality or Myth?

dtrumpWe’ve all heard the myth of the trophy wife, but is it a reality? The idea is that rich men seek out attractive women, and attractive women seek out rich men. However, a new study of a nationally representative sample of couples found that “handsome men partner with pretty women and successful men partner with successful women,” according to sociologist and lead author Elizabeth McClintock.

The study also found that attractive women in a lower class rarely moves up based on marriage. Men are actually just as likely to do so as women.

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