Question: Why do I date men like my dad?

Is it normal to date someone like your dad?

Mirroring your parents dynamic doesnt just happen to heterosexual women, either. Sophie, 28, finds herself dating women who remind her of her mother. Wright points out that being attracted to someone similar to your dad (or your mum) isnt necessarily a bad thing, as long as your partner shares their best qualities.

Why do we choose partners like our parents?

Scientists have long known that species including birds, mammals and fish pick mates that look similar to their parents. This is known as positive sexual imprinting. Women tend on average to pick partners whose faces look a bit like their fathers, while men often choose partners who slightly resemble their mothers.

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