Guys: If you're not bigger than your wife, it may be time to start a mass gain program.
According to a new study by the University of Tennessee, married couples are happier when the wives have a lower body mass index (BMI) than their husbands.
[The researchers] tracked the marital happiness of 169 newlywed couples. The couples indicated their height and weight and then independently and privately completed marital satisfaction questionnaires every six months for four years.The researchers stress that women don't have to be stick-thin: "It's relative weight that matters, not absolute weight," said Andrea Meltzer, the lead author of the study. "It's not that they have to be small." They just have to be smaller than their husbands.
Controlling for factors such as depression, income level, and education, the study found that husbands were initially more satisfied in their marriages if their wives had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) than their own and initially less satisfied if their wives had higher BMIs than their own. Wives were more satisfied over time if they had lower BMIs than their husbands and less satisfied over time if they had higher BMIs than their husbands.
This TOTALLY explains The King of Queens.