When a pretty woman marries a rich man, you'll always find some people offering snide comments about "trophy wives." But is the trophy wife actually a thing? New research suggests not.
In an upcoming study in the journal American Sociological Review, Elizabeth McClintock, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, examines an aspect of this kind of romantic pairing that often gets overlooked. Yes, you do sometimes see beautiful women ending up with wealthy men. But in many such cases, the man is also attractive -- and the woman is also wealthy.