published Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The secret to a happy marriage is a skinny wife, UT study finds

The University of Tennessee just released the findings from a study which ties marital bliss to body fat on Thursday afternoon and the campus said it is already getting hit with calls from National Media outlets all wanting to know the story behind it.

Researchers found couples were more satisfied when their wives were thinner than their husbands.

The researchers followed 169 newlywed couples for four years. Right after the couples' weddings, UT made note of their individual heights and weights.

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esaletnik said...

So they do other stuff there besides play football.

July 22, 2011 at 12:46 p.m.
papergirl said...


July 22, 2011 at 12:52 p.m.
bigbearzzz said...

Big women every where are figgin to get mad.......

July 22, 2011 at 12:53 p.m.
sandyonsignal said...

Study makes sense to me. I know I feel better about myself when I've taken off some pounds. When I put the weight back on, there's a lot of misery and self-loathing around the homestead.

July 22, 2011 at 1:33 p.m.
scberry628 said...

This is probably true in respect to what sandy said. Most women are happier when they are skinnier and a happy wife makes for a happy marriage. Self esteem makes a huge difference in attitudes and intimacy.

July 22, 2011 at 2:04 p.m.
bigbearzzz said...

As i was reading this, Fat Bottom Girls popped up on my Ipod....Coincidence?!?! I think not....

July 22, 2011 at 2:24 p.m.
roadrunner201 said...

Honestly? They followed the couples for four years and determined in that short time what makes a happy marriage? Is 4 years the benchmark now? Yikes.

July 22, 2011 at 3:37 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Dang, I'm sorry I missed your comment L4F.

I love a good "deletable" comment.

July 22, 2011 at 3:47 p.m.
LibDem said...

"It's relative weight that matters, not absolute weight."

Neither need be skinny. But the guy must be fatter than the girl. Good news for fast food.

July 22, 2011 at 3:50 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

Happier for who?

July 22, 2011 at 5:10 p.m.

lol this story makes me laugh! so because a husband weighs 7lb more than his wife, is that the same? lol

July 23, 2011 at 10:42 a.m.
eastridge8 said...


Yeah! Every wife loves a 230 lb. SOB on top!!!

Why should HE be the one that's happy??? What about HER???!!

July 23, 2011 at 10:45 a.m.
LibDem said...

MrDockerysLady09: 7lb? A couple of double bacon cheeseburgers of pure happiness.

July 23, 2011 at 10:50 a.m.
dl said...

Some truth to this - my wife always said if she reached my weight (even during pregnancy) it would kill her.

July 23, 2011 at 6:05 p.m.
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