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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-07 08:54 AM
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Partner choice 'shaped by father'
No huge surprises here, but ..

Much as she might hate to admit it, a woman's choice of partner may depend a lot on her own father.

Scientists have found women who were treated well by their dad during childhood are attracted to men who resemble their father facially.

But the link is lost on women who did not have good relationships with their fathers.

...

Dr Boothroyd said previously it had been thought selecting partners similar to our parents was because our parents are the people from whom we learn what our species looks like.

But she said the research shows there is a more emotional component involved in the process.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6745121.stm
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-02-07 12:44 PM
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1. Interesting...
I adored my father, and always wanted guys who were tall, with pretty eyes and nice hands, who were musicians and artists, and I was always attracted to guys who were very calm and collected. And had great senses of humor.

reprehensor is 5'10" (still taller than me) with dark hair and pretty eyes (much darker than dad's though), plays guitar, and paints. He's also extremely mellow, and has a great sense of humor. Just like my dad.

:D
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 04:44 PM
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2. I married a combination of my mother and my sister...
...I would never marry someone like dad.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 01:12 PM
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3. Hrrmmmmm... interesting
Well, my dad was very masculine, macho looking, strong jaw line, dark hair and blue eyes. (Yes, vaguely George Clooney! :P ) He was also the strong silent type.

I am attracted to similar men today. :P I had the most excruciating crush on my boss at one job. He was dark haired, strong jaw line.... Heh. going to work sure was fun :-)
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 05:45 PM
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4. Thank goodness
I didn't marry someone like my dad. That would have been and extension of hell. I did date at least one for a very long time (years) that was like him in temperament. Dodged that bullet and ended up marrying a really wonderful guy who treats me very well. We ain't got much but we do have a wonderful relationship and that's all I want.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 03:21 PM
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5. NFW would I marry someone like my father.

I guess that's why I never married.
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 07:37 PM
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6. That was my first thought:
perhaps this explains why I have not married and really have no desire to do so.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-11 10:01 PM
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8. Cheers!
:toast:
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 10:05 PM
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7. Mine was based on my oldest brother who was a father figure to me.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 09:41 AM
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9. i am a believer. i have always, and recenty thanked my father for being the man he is
the dad he was. i have told him, allowed me to know my worth, and want nothing less from a husband.

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