MOST successful marriages are the result of couples being so physically repulsive they do not have any other options, experts have confirmed.
Despite the belief that enduring partnerships are based on mutual respect and kindness, research found that marriages last because neither partner is appealing in looks, personality, or both.
Roy Hobbs, who has been married for 35 years, said: “There’s no way Susan and I would have had such a long and happy marriage if I possessed the charm, wit or oral hygiene to attract a new partner.
“I’m blessed to have enjoyed a rock-solid relationship, safe in the knowledge that the grass is not only greener, but it will also never be interested in shagging me.”
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “Marital contentment requires the acceptance that long-term commitment is not simply a boring compromise, but the only option, given that most people lose any hint of sexiness by the age of 26.
“If you find someone who shares your love of picking your teeth and undermining others, call it love and never let them go.”