14/08/2014 16:41 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Ready For Marriage? New Research Can Tell If You're The Type To Get Hitched

A new study published in Social Science Research could predict whether you'll get married or not... And it all boils down to how attractive you are.

Researchers collected data from 9,000 people between 1994 and 2009 in order to examine how attractiveness, personality and grooming influence a person's marriage viability.

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Unsurprisingly, participants who scored higher on the index overall were more likely to get married.

If you don't want to wind up a chronically single spinster with only stray cats and the thought of your cold grave for company you've got to be exceptionally good-looking, have an award-winning personality and perhaps shower frequently.

But there's still hope if you don't fit the description above. *Wipes sweat from brow*

If you don't rate highly over each of the three categories, the study claims you can overcompensate in just one. We guess that's why insanely hot douchebags manage to tie the knot.

Source: Elite Daily

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