While the idea of being attracted to someone who looks like your parents may gross you out, a new study suggests that when it comes to settling down with someone, that’s exactly what folks are looking for.
A study out of Charles University in Prague finds that when looking for a long-term partner, men and women, for the most part, go for partners with the same or similar eye and hair color as their own parents.
But it’s not like men and women are purposefully seeking out partners that look like mom and dad. Instead, scientists suggest we are subconsciously “imprinted” to find partners that look like our parents. Another reason we could be subconsciously picking a similar looking mate is that by doing so there’s more of a chance of producing children with similar features as previous generations.
Although it seems there are some cases where folks may actually shun anyone who looks at all like their family. Apparently, women whose father was not a part of their life during childhood are less likely to seek out someone with similar traits as their dad.
Source: The Mail