I'm probably going to marry someone who looks just like you, daddy.
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By Melinda Wenner
The type of man who makes a woman’s heart flutter has a lot to do with whether she was a daddy’s girl, according to a new study.
Women who got along well with their dads as kids are attracted to men who resemble their fathers, whereas women who had a bad father-daughter relationship do not.
Lynda Boothroyd, a psychologist at Durham University in England, and her colleagues at the University of Wroclaw and the Institute of Anthropology in Poland asked a trained anthropologist to perform facial measurements on the photographs of 15 random men as well as the photographs of the fathers of 49 Polish women participating in the study.
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The anthropologist calculated 15 key proportions based on how various features—such as the lips, nose, cheekbones and brows—related to each face’s height and width. The researchers also compared the 15 random faces to each of the father’s faces to determine how closely they resembled one another.
Our first thought was, “ew, gross.” And after we read through the study, we still think it’s a touch creepy, but it makes some sense. At least this concept isn’t new (please see Sophocles for Elektra and Oedipus complexes for reference). We’re having an unbelievably hard time not making jokes about Michael Lohan and Joe Simpson (fathers of Lindsay and Jessica, respectively). So, we’ll wrap this up quickly. Ugly dads, make sure your relationship with your daughter is only so-so; you want her to find handsome men attractive. Thank you for your contribution to the gene pool, Jon Voight.