Researchers from Florida State University surveyed the marital satisfaction among people considered "maximizers." The study found that having an attractive wife or high-status husband may make marriage stronger for people who put stock in making the best decision. 233 newlywed couples from Texas and Florida were recruited for the survey.
These authors determined that maximizing men with attractive wives were more satisfied at the start of their marriages compared to maximizers with less attractive wives. Also similarly maximizing women married to highly successful men maintained higher levels of satisfaction in their marriage over time. The study was published in the journal of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
On The Bobby Bones Show we brought on some callers that were identified as a 'trophy wife' or a 'rich husband' and let's just say things got really interesting. They were calling in, some to talk about their successes and others to talk about their failures. One woman was beyond honest about her role in her husband's life, even going to say that her husband knew she grew up rich and wanted to provide for her the same things she wanted and knew. Another person we brought on was considered the 'rich husband' and he said his wife was smoking hot.