Does the wife look like her husband?

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Offline myriam

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Does the wife look like her husband?
« on: 17/05/2010 13:37:31 »
hi there
as long as they live together wife and husband will have some common physical appearances, WHY?
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« Reply #1 on: 17/05/2010 15:11:46 »
I hope not. I wouldn't fancy me. Anyway, I have a beard.

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« Reply #2 on: 18/05/2010 05:39:24 »
They also say dog owners start to look like their dogs.

This is my wife's dog. I'm not saying another word.


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« Reply #3 on: 18/05/2010 09:00:23 »
... I wouldn't fancy me ... I have a beard.

Are you sure ?

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Some people do pick mates who look like their parents (Calling Dr Freud) ...

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In a study aimed at comparing more than 300 facial photographs of family members and controls, the judges correctly matched wives to their mother-in-law at a significantly higher rate than expected by chance. Furthermore, a higher degree of similarity was ascribed between the husbands’ mother and the husbands’ wife than between the husbands and their wives.
http://www.evolutionpsychology.com/homogamy1.pdf

They themselves resemble their parents so end up choosing a partner who looks like themselves.

In old age their hair colour and skin texture will match, and they will both have glasses and false teeth. Under influence of one partner (the missus) they may even wear similar coloured clothing, (in extreme cases matching anoraks  [xx(] ).   
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« Reply #4 on: 18/05/2010 11:00:18 »
LOL

Not at the point to have a beard LOL

I think the cause of this ressemblance is the fact that they share the same atmosphere for a long time, pheromones, ..... it's some sort of an exchange of molecules which can  show there  effects on the face when entering an other body

what do you think ...?


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« Reply #5 on: 18/05/2010 11:13:48 »
I didnt think that any proof had ever been evinced for the action of pheromones in humans. 

Could any similarity be due to the fact that we converge on looking old - many hair colours in youth will tend towards few in old age (we fade to grey), facial definition is muddied through loss of muscle tone and general sag etc (too depressing to continue).  Matthew
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« Reply #6 on: 18/05/2010 11:50:16 »
People who live together certainly start to appear physically similar due to accquiring one another's mannerisms (and tricks of speech.. that's not so much a question of physical appearance). Whether there's any more to it than that I wouldn't want to comment, I've certainly never noticed it.

Of course there's also the effect that my partner and I, by default, now tend to wear identical (but for the size) combat pants, and quite often also identical event hoodies. But I acknowledge we're a bit odd...

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« Reply #7 on: 18/05/2010 19:53:57 »
Yes rosy , but I still think that there are some face similarities

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« Reply #8 on: 19/05/2010 09:57:48 »
Hm. But some of those are, I think, similarities of expression.

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« Reply #9 on: 04/06/2010 09:10:22 »
There might also be an effect that you tend to pick someone who you feel comfortable with, and there is a strong human tendancy to feel comfortable with someone like yourself.

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« Reply #10 on: 04/06/2010 13:34:21 »
Stephen Gould mentioned how Darwin was considering a genetic theory called gemmules. It was supposed that these gemmules were exchanged between cells to carry the information of inheritance. Darwin mused that maybe husbands and wives ended up exchanging gemmules and that is why they looked a bit like each other. Then Gould muses that Darwin never explained why dogs look like their owners.

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« Reply #11 on: 04/06/2010 20:49:53 »
Stephen Gould mentioned how Darwin was considering a genetic theory called gemmules. It was supposed that these gemmules were exchanged between cells to carry the information of inheritance. Darwin mused that maybe husbands and wives ended up exchanging gemmules and that is why they looked a bit like each other. Then Gould muses that Darwin never explained why dogs look like their owners.

LOL - although isn't it the owners that look like their dogs?
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« Reply #12 on: 21/07/2010 16:15:28 »
my god I just look in the mirror