Study: Our Mates Look Like Mom and Dad
Just read this first:
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.
Look, there may be something to this, probably not. Couldn't it be that in Hungary most people look fairly similar and that any resemblance would be shared with large swaths of the population? And 312 is hardly enough to make a really good study.
I look at the people I know who are married and their wives or their husbands do not look like their mother or their father. This is just crazy talk from a shrink (Freud) and a lazy study from some academics in Hungary.