• Question: is it true that people look for partners that look like their parents/themselves and if so why is that?

    Asked by 356genp37 to Remsha, Oliver, Lisa, Fiana on 16 Nov 2018.
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      Remsha Afzal answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      Very observant question! According to research that was published in the journal of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, we (in general) are attracted to people who resemble our parents or ourselves. I’m not sure why but I think its a phenomenon called ‘assortative mating’ like tall girls will tend to go for tall guys on average. Maybe it gives us a sense of trust and security without us realizing it?