Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Smiling Young People Are 1/5th as Likely to Divorce

Matthew Hertenstein and colleagues found this interesting result:

If you didn't smile for photographs early in life, your marriage is five times more likely to end in divorce than if you smiled intensely in early photographs.

This is probably because optimists smile more, and optimists are more likely to have successful marriages.

1 comment:

Brendan said...

Or because you had a crappy home life, with--say--parents who fought a lot and ended up divorcing?