Good news for (hetero) dudes in relationships: a recent study has found that women in relationships focus on the negative qualities of attractive men they aren’t dating.
Researchers showed undergraduate, heterosexual women, both in relationships and not, a series of photos of hot men. The participants were also told about specific behavioral traits of the hot men, some of them positive traits (he buys groceries for his grandma!) and some of them bad (he’s always late!). After the participants were shown the photos, they were then asked to recall the behavioral traits of each hot dude. Researchers “found that women in relationships were more likely to remember negative behavior exhibited by hotties when compared to their single counterparts.”
Though the study only focused on straight women (and very young straight women, at that), researchers say that the findings do suggest that “a woman’s relationship status can make her immune to a man she might otherwise find good-looking.” Well, this would explain why I think Ryan Gosling and every other hot celebrity and non-celebrity would be boring and annoying to date. See also: crotchety, middle-aged lady ain’t got time for no one’s shit but her husband’s (barely).