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  • You're Likely to Marry Someone Who Looks Like Your Mom/Dad, Study Finds

    How does your relationship with your father affect your choice of whom to marry?
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    Have you ever heard the saying that if you’re a woman you’re most likely to marry someone like your dad, and if you’re a man you’re most likely to marry someone like your mom? Think about it, is your spouse anything like your dad/mom?

    Well, a book by David Perrett titled In Your Face: The New Science of Human Attraction breaks it down into specifics. See if he got it right for you.

    For women:

    How’s your relationship with your father?

    “The male face shapes to which a given woman was attracted bore a geometric similarity to the face shape of her father. What was really interesting was that this was found to be true only for daughters who had had a good relationship with their fathers during early childhood: when a woman got on well with her father, she was drawn to men who looked like him.”

    For men:

    What’s your mother’s hair color?

    “Similarly, the mother’s hair colour was the single best predictor of a male partner’s hair colour.”

    For both men and women:

    “The single best predictor for partners’ eye colour was the eye colour of the parent of the opposite sex. Thus, if a woman’s mother had blue eyes and if her father had brown eyes, she would be most likely to be partnered to a guy with brown eyes, just like her father. Likewise, if a man’s mum had blue eyes and his dad had brown eyes, then his partner was likely to have blue eyes, just like his mum.”

    David Perrett is a professor for the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St. Andrews, U.K. He also leads the Perception Lab where they study the many facets of face perception.

    Does judging a person’s attractiveness, health, trustworthiness and leadership skills sound interesting to you? His book is available in e-book format through the National Book Store website.

    You can also watch his TED session where he gives an overview on what he’s been studying over the years.

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    May 4. 2015. "How Your Parents’ Appearance Affects Who You Marry". time.com

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