Science Says That You’re Attracted To People That Look Just Like You

Have you ever seen those couples that could pass for brother and sister? Not in the way they act but more about how they look. Look to your own spouse, do they kind of look like you? Weird to think about, but you might see it more than you think.

If you see this all the time, you aren’t alone. Many researchers are studying whether people are attracted to people that look like them, and there are some interesting theories about it.

You have probably heard of the theory that people are attracted to those that look like their parents. A very creepy theory, but it makes sense when you think about it. Sigmond Freud coined this theory as the Oedipus Complex, and his reasoning behind it was, that people subconsciously yearn for a time when their parent took care of them, so we look for that in a spouse.

Being attracted to people that look like ourselves could also be part of this theory. Being attracted to our parents is sort of like being attracted to ourselves, because we share the same genetics.

With these two similar theories, researchers are now looking into the theory that we are attracted to people who share DNA similar to our own.

They are calling it genetic assortative mating, and it means that we look for people with the same body type, ethnic background, or other physical traits as us.

In one study, a picture of a stranger was morphed with a picture of a participant or a picture of another stranger. When subjects were asked to rate the portrayed people for attractiveness, they usually picked the people who were an amalgamation of a stranger and themselves.

This next study is one that I have never heard of and one that scares me just a little bit…

Julianne Moore Brings Her 15-Year-Old Daughter To Fashion Week And We’re Seeing Double

All smiles as they posed for photos at the Bottega Veneta 2018 Fashion Show at the New York Stock Exchange, Julianne Moore and her daughter Liv Freundlich look like they could be the same person.

Between their vibrant hair, almond-shaped eyes and a wide smile, Liv is a dead-ringer of her mom, just a few years younger.

“She is a wonderful student and a really great girl and an interested person,” she told People earlier this year. “When she was really little, she said, ‘You know mommy, some people get really scared when they watch movies but I don’t because I know that they’ve made everything up.’ She always understood the concept of illusion and I think she understands that with fashion as well.”

When Liv was 11, her resemblance to her mother was striking.

Now that she is getting older, the resemblance is even more stunning.

Elvis Presley’s Only Grandson Looks Exactly Like Him

When Elvis Presley died in August 1977, he left behind a wife, Priscilla and their only child, daughter Lisa Marie, to carry his legacy.

Lisa Marie was only nine years old at the time of her father’s demise, so the King of Rock and Roll never had the chance to meet his grandchildren. However, if he did, he would do a double take because his grandson looks just like him!

For most of her younger years, Lisa Marie spent a lot of time in the limelight. She was a fixture on the Hollywood social circuit throughout the 80s, and that’s when she met the men she ended up marrying, including Michael Jackson, Nicholas Cage, and musician Danny Keough.


Keough, was Lisa Marie’s first husband and the father of the two oldest children. The pair got married in 1988, and welcomed their first child, actress and model Danielle Riley, the following year. The couple’s son, Benjamin, was born in 1992, just two years prior to their divorce.

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Knowing the pressure and lack of privacy that comes with living under the watchful eye of the public, Lisa Marie opted to give her children a different upbringing by raising them out of the spotlight.

The children would occasionally be spotted in paparazzi photos alongside their mom, grandmother or Lisa Marie’s husband at the time, Michael Jackson. So we didn’t always get a chance to properly gauge what Elvis’s grandchildren actually looked like.


It wouldn’t be for another few years until Danielle, who goes by Riley, and Benjamin started to make public appearances.

More recently, 28-year-old Riley has been in many blockbuster films, including Mad Max:Fury Road, The Girlfriend Experience, and Magic Mike. She even earned a Golden Globe nomination for one of her roles.

Benjamin, on the other hand, has been working on making music, and even scored a $5 million record deal at one point, however, there is something else about him that has people turning their heads: his uncanny resemblance to the late Elvis.

Twins Spend $20,000 On Cosmetic Surgery To Look Like Brad Pitt

Twin brothers have undergone extensive cosmetic surgery to look like their idol, Brad Pitt.

The news broke out following the announcement of another major celebrity lookalike transformation, where an Iranian woman had over 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie.

Sahar Tabar now has Jolie-esque plump lips, sharply defined cheekbones, and wears icy blue contact lenses. She also adopted a diet that allows her to maintain an unhealthy weight of 88 pounds.

Sahar Tabar and Angelina Jolie
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Tabar has been dubbed the “zombie” version of the critically acclaimed actress, along with the title of “an 8-month-old corpse.”

However, Tabar has since gotten thousands of followers on Instagram, but not all of them have been positive. Many people have pointed out her drastic transformation look could be the result of photo manipulation, because the background of her pictures appear stretched out.

Now, Matt and Mike Schlepp have reconstructed their appearance to look like Jolie’s estranged husband, and the results are shocking.

20 Pet Owners Who Look Like The Human Version Of Their Animal

You’ve definitely noticed this before, whether you’re walking in a park or visiting a friend’s house, that pets tend to look like their owners. This resemblance could be attributed to similar facial structure, hair, eyes, facial expression, or body shape.

But why do people choose pets that look similar to themselves?

Experts believe this happens because we like to choose pets that better blend into our family. This process of choosing by familiarity is not uncommon, but there are some pets and their owners that look eerily similar.

Here are 20 hilarious photos of pets who look like the animal version of their owners.

20. The resemblance is uncanny.

19. They both have heterochromia.

18. Both smiles are adorable.

17. Their hair is quite similar.

16. Mustache twins!

15. Pudgy buddies!

14. How is this possible…

13. They even have matching hair accessories.

12. Again, how is this possible …. They look so similar!

11. Look at the similarity between their eyes and their wavy hair.

These next 10 are adorable!

Lisa Marie Presley’s Daughters Are Her Doppelgangers In Rare Public Appearance

Lisa Marie Presley was born a celebrity. Having Elvis and Priscilla as her parents, then later marrying some of the world’s most famous men, including Michael Jackson and Nicholas Cage, meant that she spent her entire life in the limelight.

From the 1980s all the way through the early 2000s, she was a fixture on the Hollywood social circuit, making appearances at major red carpet events and on TV shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show.

After living under the watchful eye of the public for most of her life, Presley wanted to give her children a different upbringing by raising them out of the spotlight.

The singer has four children, Danielle Riley and Benjamin Keogh from her marriage to Danny Keogh, and fraternal twins Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love, whom she shares with her fourth husband Michael Lockwood.


The family have rarely been photographed together, until recently. Presley and her daughters attended the Elle Women in Hollywood event last week, and people couldn’t help but notice how much the girls look like their mother.