Conversely, the less attractive women ‘may have to make do with what they have, hence the longer relationships’, he said.
But there's a difference between hoping to run into your ex looking your very best and watching him eat his heart out, and actively reaching out to your ex to repeatedly say "HA! " Instead of inspiring jealousy, that move is more likely to inspire a) pity and b) a restraining order.
Case in point, a reader who wrote in with this question about her ex-boyfriend: Here's my five-step plan for dealing with this. Don't post statuses about his behavior on Facebook, even if they're vague ("So sick of people who can't let go! Don't complain about his contact to any mutual friends. If he's really bothering you, you might want to consider changing your phone number or email address, but that's a pretty extreme move that might be a big inconvenience for you.
And Now, I'm certainly not going to put myself into the same camp with the Julia Roberts and Padmas of the world...
but I, too, have dated my fair share of Salman Rushdies.
The Stirling, Chester and Liverpool university researchers took photos of the men and women in more than 100 couples.
Some had been together for just a few months, others for several years.
Beautiful women may realise they can afford to pick and choose, he suggests.
They may also have the confidence to leave behind relationships that have run their course.
But, if it was the woman who was the one blessed with good looks, the relationships tended to last only a matter of months, the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reports.