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Are You Attracted to People Who Look Like You?

Living 2012/06/22 20:00:00
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Ever notice that your significant other looks, well, a lot like you? It may not be a coincidence. Psychologist R. Chris Fraley of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign digitally morphed subjects' faces with strangers' faces; he found that morphed faces were more attractive to subjects when their own face was included, USA Today reports.



"When you have a face that looks more like you, you tend to trust it more and think it looks more cooperative," Tony Little, a research fellow in psychology at the University of Stirling in Scotland who is studying the role of the human face in mating choices, told the paper.

An upcoming dating website, Find Your FaceMate, even uses facial-recognition software to suggest romantic matches. Sounds kind of creepy to us, but we do see a lot of couples who kinda look alike. Is it just a coincidence? Or maybe we're all just in love with ourselves?

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  • rebeccasrevenge 2012/06/23 19:25:42
    Yes
    rebeccasrevenge
    +1
    I'm only attracted to people who look like me......exactly like me.That's why I carry a mirror on all of my dates.
  • Jessica 2012/06/23 19:24:59
    No
    Jessica
    I don't like looking at my own self, so why would I willingly seek out someone who looks similar to myself to have to look at all the time? xD
  • Chewy 2012/06/23 19:18:41
    No
    Chewy
    Once in awhile...someone posts something and you just have to say....DUMB!
  • Dodgerfan 2012/06/23 19:10:52
    No
    Dodgerfan
    If they looked like me I'd be running as fast as my size 13 Avias could carry me.
  • tywon.smith 2012/06/23 19:08:12
    No
    tywon.smith
    I feel sorry for them! LOL!
  • adeenmckenziekennedy 2012/06/23 19:05:27
  • Mud 2012/06/23 18:56:21
    No
    Mud
    +1
    Are you asking if I'm gay? Lol
  • Emily Barrington 2012/06/23 18:53:16
    No
    Emily Barrington
    I like who ever has the nicest personality. For Some of us, it doesn't matter what they look like.
  • 11 Phenomenon - eNews 2012/06/23 18:51:57
    No
    11 Phenomenon - eNews
    If would be very strange if there is an actual resemblance where someone could be suspected of being a brother or sister if they saw you together. You know, by more than just an occasional idiot.
  • Ayushee 2012/06/23 18:41:31
    Yes
    Ayushee
    But I never met some one who looks like me,but I'll like to meet one....
  • Rob Williams 2012/06/23 18:36:44
    No
    Rob Williams
    +1
    Women with a moustache don't do much for me...
  • trinity 2012/06/23 18:18:10
    No
    trinity
    Not all d time. I quite like my opposite. I'm fair and I want dark.
  • honorguard117 2012/06/23 18:15:28
    Yes
    honorguard117
    +1
    I don't mean to offend those who chose no, but there is researched evidence to prove that couples who lasted a lifetime together looked similar to one another compared to couples who didn't look like each other at all... So, maybe that's why there's a lot of heartache because people choose to pursue someone whose face didn't look similar to their own, which could translate to chasing someone whose appeal is different from yours... Like attracts like, in other words. You're attracted to people similar to you. At the moment, I'm attracted to a girl of the same background and same appeal as me. Because she and I are similar to one another, the attraction between the both of us is genuine and rare. I believe some (or most) of the people who chose no probably haven't really thought about this area of subject. Remember, attraction is natural, not forced. Your answer might've been something like, "I'm attracted to slim, sexy Brazilian girls with a cute face." But, of course, really beautiful people are bound to attract a wide variety of different people. The question you need to ask yourself is: What type of people do YOU naturally attract? I guarantee you that a person who looks like you will be attracted to you (and vice versa), even though you may not realize it yourself at first....
    I don't mean to offend those who chose no, but there is researched evidence to prove that couples who lasted a lifetime together looked similar to one another compared to couples who didn't look like each other at all... So, maybe that's why there's a lot of heartache because people choose to pursue someone whose face didn't look similar to their own, which could translate to chasing someone whose appeal is different from yours... Like attracts like, in other words. You're attracted to people similar to you. At the moment, I'm attracted to a girl of the same background and same appeal as me. Because she and I are similar to one another, the attraction between the both of us is genuine and rare. I believe some (or most) of the people who chose no probably haven't really thought about this area of subject. Remember, attraction is natural, not forced. Your answer might've been something like, "I'm attracted to slim, sexy Brazilian girls with a cute face." But, of course, really beautiful people are bound to attract a wide variety of different people. The question you need to ask yourself is: What type of people do YOU naturally attract? I guarantee you that a person who looks like you will be attracted to you (and vice versa), even though you may not realize it yourself at first. Imagine a smokin', hot, Spanish lady out with a dorky looking guy with a large beard. Strange, ain't it? Now, imagine that lady out with someone who looked like Enrique Iglesias. More suitable, yes? Just food for thought :)
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  • Sam DePecan 2012/06/23 17:55:06
    No
    Sam DePecan
    Heaven forbid! If someone looks like me.
  • tweet_tweet 2012/06/23 17:53:31
    Yes
    tweet_tweet
    +2
    Yes...I'm sexy and I know it

    sexy and I know it
  • Elizabeth 2012/06/23 17:46:28
    Yes
    Elizabeth
    +1
    Sometimes, I kinda want a guy with similarities.
  • Torchy 2012/06/23 17:38:14
    No
    Torchy
    +1
    I'm incredibly attracted to my boyfriend and we look nothing alike. As has been said to me, it's like if Marilyn Monroe started dating Harry Potter.

    While I think we might be drawn to faces similar to our own, but it's not a deciding factor. A real relationship depends on more than looks.
  • Calm down! 2012/06/23 17:37:54
    No
    Calm down!
    +1
    No way! Because this is what I look like!

    fat guy on computer
  • Elizabeth Calm down! 2012/06/23 17:47:31 (edited)
    Elizabeth
    +1
    THAT IS REALLY YOU?!?!?! DAMN!!!!! No wonder! 0.o or was that just a joke? >.>
  • Calm down! Elizabeth 2012/06/25 00:39:24
    Calm down!
    +1
    Joke...
  • Elizabeth Calm down! 2012/06/25 00:51:31
    Elizabeth
    Oh...lol..... XDDDD
  • Calm down! Elizabeth 2012/06/25 00:54:49
    Calm down!
    +1
    That's what I would look like on the BBC diet. Beer, bacon, and cheese!
  • Elizabeth Calm down! 2012/06/25 02:02:06
    Elizabeth
    Yup. But I hardly no ANYONE who would get that fat!!!
  • trinity Calm down! 2012/06/23 18:21:28
    trinity
    Am sure everyone has someone that's made specially for them.
  • Eden Andalus 2012/06/23 17:29:05 (edited)
    Yes
    Eden Andalus
    +1
    I realized a couple of years ago I find certain looks in guys attractive and I could spot them a mile away: light skin, dark hair, cutie features, slim built but not too skinny, a little facial hair on the jaws and chin and other specifics I can't explain



    And then again I realized that this is a typical male version of me!! (minus the excessive facial hair ^^")

    I don't believe in soul mates or love at first sight either..!
  • Nikki 2012/06/23 17:28:47
    No
    Nikki
    no
  • Michael Mcconnell 2012/06/23 17:26:21
    No
    Michael Mcconnell
    Even though I'm visually stunning, my answer is no!
  • Danielle 2012/06/23 17:14:42
    Yes
    Danielle
    +1
    I wouldn't want someone who looked EXACTLY like me, and I wouldn't even necessarily look for someone with my hair and eye color-but it was kind of eerie how I had someone who did look alot like me show interest in me-and he was a twin soul in shared interests, 100% political agreement, had the same family dynamics and we even finished each other's sentences....but he had a girlfriend....dang!!! Not necessarily another look-alike, but I am definitely looking for another "twin soul" type.
  • Platinum Fangs 2012/06/23 17:04:59
    Yes
    Platinum Fangs
    +1
    If they look like me, they likely share my interests too. My style is peculiar. But I wouldn't know. I don't see very many people who look like me.
  • PokerFace 2012/06/23 17:02:28
    No
    PokerFace
    not at all
  • MorganRae 2012/06/23 16:39:56
    Yes
    MorganRae
    +1
    Not really "the same", but girls with the same basic stats: height, weight, hair color/eye color, etc...
  • adeenmc... MorganRae 2012/06/23 19:03:54
  • byz 2012/06/23 16:18:54
    No
    byz
    Too much like me and the natural incest prevention circuit breaker kicks in. A woman with the same hair/skin/eye coloring as me & similar body type would be too much like my sister.
  • mobilsq 2012/06/23 15:53:58
    Yes
    mobilsq
    How could I not love what is essentially me.
  • Michael 2012/06/23 15:45:19
    No
    Michael
    How do you explain that we change our taste in what we think is good looking.
  • Ozymandias 2012/06/23 15:44:50
  • selena costa 2012/06/23 15:35:59
    No
    selena costa
    I like tan guys, dark hair, pretty eyes, but above all i care more for personality than anything else in a man.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/06/23 15:35:39
  • abdul kadar Mohammed 2012/06/23 15:32:51
    Yes
    abdul kadar Mohammed
    i like vrry much thnnk you
  • SAM4B 2012/06/23 15:27:58
    Yes
    SAM4B
    Yes

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