Psychologists have found that how much people smile in old photographs can predict their later success in marriage. In one test, the researchers looked at people's college yearbook photos, and rated their smile intensity from 1 to 10. None of the people who fell within the top 10% of smile strength had divorced, while within the bottom 10% of smilers, almost one in four had had a marriage that ended, the researchers say.

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Did you usually smile really big in your yearbook pictures?
Psychologists have found that how much people smile in old photographs can predict their later success in marriage. In one test, the researchers looked at people's college yearbook photos, and rated their smile intensity from 1 to 10. None of the people who fell within the top 10% of smile strength had divorced, while within the bottom 10% of smilers, almost one in four had had a marriage that ended, the researchers say.

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13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/16/09 - 7:32:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, more than usual, anyway. Here's hoping.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/16/09 - 10:54:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, most people can barely tell I'm even smiling.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/16/09 - 11:22:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
Ehh. I tey and make it as natural as possible.
I'm in between.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/16/09 - 11:53:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
I was cheesin from ear to ear. I looked ridiculous in every single school photo I took.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/16/09 - 2:48:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
uh oh i never smiled in photo's,
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/16/09 - 3:13:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can NEVER pull off a big smile that doesn't look stupid. My faux happiness looks a lot more real when I'm only barely smiling.

So that's a no.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/16/09 - 3:18:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
In my first two school photos I have a massive smile on my face and I look ridiculous. From then on I just did a closed-mouth half smile.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/16/09 - 3:22:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was only in the yearbook one time. Just my student ID photo. And I don't smile <that> big.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/16/09 - 9:32:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes I did, or should I say still do
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/16/09 - 11:27:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes..and people smile in photographs because that's what is just expected, that has no relation to a person's personal relationships.
Carmen Diaz has never been married.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/17/09 - 3:48:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
I didn't really smile in my school photos and if I did they weren't big smiles. My big smile looks really fake and dorky in pictures.

And when I saw this question I thought "I bet this is based off that article on how smiling yearbooks relates to marriage, and that kiki posted it."
Haha, spot on!



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