Your GF looks just like your mother!

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Syzygys, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    http://www.livescience.com/culture/080902-face-parents.html

    "Men like women who resemble dear old mom, and women like men who look like dear old dad, a computer analysis now shows.

    Scientists in Hungary investigated 52 university students and their parents. They also looked at the significant others of the volunteers and the parents of these significant others, for 312 faces total.

    The computer analysis of the volunteers' faces revealed that women often resembled their male partner's mother, a finding echoing psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's legendary "Oedipus complex." This proved especially true when it came to aspects of the lower face, such as lips and jaws.
    There were also significant resemblances between men and their female partner's father, echoing the "Electra complex." This was especially true when it came to proportions of the center of the face, such as how far apart the eyes were or the size of the nose."
     
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  3. Tht1Gy! Life, The universe, and e... Registered Senior Member

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    Interesting, tho not really surprising. There is/was even a song written long ago: "I want to marry a girl just like the girl who married dear old dad." I didn't say it was a good song.
    I wonder if gay folks are drawn to their parents as well; women to mom and men to dad.:shrug:
     
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  5. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    When I am attracted to someone that looks like my mom, it kinda freaks me out.
     
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  7. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    Well, they all ACT like they're your mother, why not look like her too?

    What's bad is when they're as OLD as your mother.

    Badump, psshhhh!
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    because the men act like children.
     
  9. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Ooooh!
    :spank:

    What's the difference between men and government bonds?
    Government bonds mature.
     
  10. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    That must be your favorite smiley.:thumbsup:
     
  11. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Mine doesn't.

    Casting back over the years, one did. She wasn't my favorite, though.

    I think there may be a community bias in there somewhere.

    On the other hand, one of my brothers married a woman of another race, and when we met her one of my sisters pointed out that she looked a lot like our mom, barring skin color. It was kind of funny - he hadn't noticed.

    It's even more disturbing when you look in the mirror and realize that you look like your parent used to. So your spouse is actually attracted to your parent, now.
     
  12. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I married a man that reminds my family of my Dad (in looks)
    My Dad was a huge broad chested man and so is my hubby.

    I can see why people would go with someone who looks like a parent. It feels familiar and safe.
     
  13. Spud Emperor solanaceous common tater Registered Senior Member

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    As far as I'm aware, all my serious 'women' ( about 5) have been the antithesis of my mother..and she didn't like one of 'em!
     
  14. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I just LOVE when people are making statistics out of their personal experiences!
     
  15. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    heres a question for you orleander

    if its because they make you feel safe then why do people who have been abused by there parents still chose people similar to them?
     
  16. Dr Lou Natic Unnecessary Surgeon Registered Senior Member

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    I wonder why your girlfriend looks like a caveman?
     
  17. Search & Destroy Take one bite at a time Moderator

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    it's not a conscious choice.

    When you meet somebody new they automatically fit into whatever category you've got. The categories will create from experience.

    Sometimes I meet someone new, that looks and acts like an old friend and they will - in a way - embody my old friend until I get to know them better. I will treat them like that old friend. Because in my mind, they are almost the same person.

    Until eventually I know them well enough for them to establish their own category in my brain.
     
  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Its like when children of alcoholics marry alcoholics. Its what's familiar to them. Its what they know. Its that abused woman who goes with the same kind of abusive man over and over.
    Its like S&D said, its not conscious.
     
  19. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    ok, here is a better question

    concidering that is it possable to help someone like that or are they doomed to being in abusive relationships until they die or worse are killed?
     
  20. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    LOL, You can always help them. They just have to see it and recognize it
     
  21. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    GF.
    Gold Fish?
    Goat F***er?
     
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  22. Search & Destroy Take one bite at a time Moderator

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    yes they are more or less doomed
     
  23. OilIsMastery Banned Banned

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    My mother is blonde but my gf is brunette.
     

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