Is personal attractiveness important for marital satisfaction?

@reco13 (605)
Philippines
September 7, 2009 8:03am CST
Although I'm not yet married, I believe that personal attractiveness continues to play an important role in marital satisfaction. I won't take my personal appearance for granted even if I'm married, and I will want to make myself more physically attractive each day. I believe that improvements in oneself to be attractive helps romance blossom more. How about you?
6 responses
• Indonesia
9 Sep 09
You are 100% right! Well, I'm married for one year, and I can say I'm now as vain as I can be. It's a motivation for me to look good for my husband. And I feel very happy if he likes my appearance.
@wolf2999 (213)
• China
8 Sep 09
I think own efforts even more important.
@Frederick42 (2019)
• Canada
8 Sep 09
I do not feel that personal attractiveness plays a dominant role. What is important is love. Love is very very important. There are occassions on which we will have to sacrifice one thing or another, if the relationship has to run smoothly. That is important for marital satisfaction.
• United States
7 Sep 09
Yes, to some extent it is important. But after fourteen years it's definitely not, lol. Neither of us look the same after aging and kids but we still love each other and still satisfy each other in the bedroom. I try to dress nice and treat him wellbut I love him more for his consistency in taking care of me and the kids than I love his appearance. There are a lot of men who want to trade the old wife for a newer younger model or look for satisfaction with others but my man is faithful and that means more than anything.
• United States
7 Sep 09
I fully agree reco. I have been with my man for 12 years. We have both aged a bit, a little saggy there and a little chubby here. But we both take care of ourselves, get exercise and eat pretty good, take care of our teeth, ect. If I had let myself get fat or something, I would wonder if he still found me attractive. However, I think attitude is also very important and that a bad attitude will change the way people see you, attractive or not. And a husband or life partner is certainly no exception.
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
yes, u are right there. the wife should not stop taking care of her looks and appearance. even with the responsibilities of a wife plus the added responsibilities of being a mother, she should not let these things hinder her into radiating her beauty throughout the marital bliss. she should continue to surprise and please her husband and let each day be an exciting phase of their married life.