(Closed) Smiles Predict Marriage Success

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Iread this this morning!!! lol… wonder how acurate it is…

Post # 4
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I heard this on the radio – the comment they made was that in old pictures people are practically frowning, but most of our great-grandparents didn’t get a divorce!  It’s an interesting story though.

Post # 5
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

There are two theories on why our great-grandparents weren’t smiling in old photos. Neither of them are that they were unhappy! First, the cameras in our great-grandparents’ day had a much longer exposure time (several seconds), not the fraction of a second we have now. So they didn’t smile because it would have been nearly impossible to hold it perfectly still for that along and get a good print.

Also, in the earliest days of photography, it was a big deal to get your picture taken. It’s not like every family owned a camera, so it was a serious occasion befitting a dignified expression. Also, it was not as culturally acceptable to "fake" a smile (or so the internet says). 

Post # 6
468 posts
Helper bee

Very Interesting. Thanks for posting it. I passed it on to my Fi.

Post # 7
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My Fiance doesn’t usually smile in pics b/c he thinks he looks retarded, LoL

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