The matching phenomenon describes the tendency for people to choose partners who are a good match for them, whether in attractiveness or in other qualities. It amazes me sometimes to see people that must Obviously make up for disadvantages like age.
This is a trailer for the movie Made of Honor. There is an awesome scene about Patrick Dempsey’s father marrying his 6th wife, a beautiful, young gold digger. What he can’t make up for in beauty or age, he compensates with money. We see this less drastically all the time. The typical line “oh, but he has a great personality” seems to overcome any physical flaws.