In another study, Parrett and his team found that we’re even drawn to people who are the same age our opposite-sex parent was when we were born.
When you want to go to a party with him and he doesn't want to go, how will you feel going alone? There can definitely be long term consequences when a person is a strong opposite of you.
When a romantic movie comes out that you want to see opening day in the theater and he wants to see "Freddy 12: A Murderer Has a Dozen Lives" instead, what will you do? Yet, the is the key as to how your relationship will work. He's a republican (and now governor of California).
The lower the difference score, the higher the perception of similarity, which may support the idea of one projecting one’s self onto their friend.
Perception of similarity can also be found in romantic relationships and to a greater degree than in friendships.
While my girlfriends complain about how much they fight with their boyfriends, I can never truly relate. Because I fell in love with someone who is my opposite.
Here’s why you should, too: I'm a loud, outspoken, opinionated girl who doesn't know when to shut the f*ck up.
And according to psychologist David Perrett, trustworthy develops into “mateworthy.” So if you’re not already in a relationship with someone who looks like your opposite-sex parent, chances are very good that you will be soon.
In a series of studies, Perrett and his colleagues discovered that when it comes to finding romantic partners, we’re most attracted to the features our opposite-sex parent had when we were born (unfortunately, there hasn’t been any research on gay couples and whether they’re attracted to features of the same-sex parent.)In one study, the researchers found that our romantic partners and opposite-sex parents are likely to share the same eye and hair color.
Probably more than you think (or than you’d like to admit.) That may be a little off-putting to contemplate, but it’s nothing to be embarrassed about; we all do it.