They stayed together for a year but eventually he gave up trying to convince her that everything was ok as it was too hard and stressful and they went back to being friends.
Ultimately it was hard because other people made it hard.
sought to find out exactly why that is by talking to various people from both sides who've found themselves in this 'unequal' pairing.
Surprisingly, it's often got nothing to do with the couple themselves, but how they're perceived by those around them.
The study compared real users, such as the ones pictured below, to illustrate that while men can judge two women’s relative attractiveness to be similar on average, it’s the women whose numbers skew either to the far left or right that get the most messages.