Dating daddy’s double

From the Globe and Mail: Dating daddy’s double.

If you were a daddy’s girl, chances are you grew up to choose a boyfriend or husband who looks a lot like him, according to a study out of Britain.

A team of British and Polish researchers used a series of measurements to show how the spacing of fathers’ facial features is mimicked in the faces of the men their daughters find attractive.

"These controlled results show for certain that the quality of a daughter’s relationship with her father has an impact on whom she finds attractive," said author Lynda Boothroyd of the psychology department at Durham University in Britain.

"It shows our human brains don’t simply build prototypes of the ideal face based on those we see around us, rather they build them based on those to whom we have a strongly positive relationship." [continue]