Forget the old theory that women look to date versions of their dad. A new study has found something equally as creepy.
According to researchers at Northumbria University, women go for men who look like their brothers.
They asked participants to look at photos of a woman’s brother in one column and then four men, including one who was her partner, in the other.
They were then asked to guess which one of the men was the woman’s partner, and who the man in the first column most resembled in the second.
And, their creepy conclusion: the researchers found “clear evidence for perceptual similarity in facial photographs of a woman’s partner and her brother”.
They found that “at levels greater than chance, partners did show some subtle resemblance to the women's brothers”.
Lead researcher Tamsin Saxton told The Independent:
[Our findings] were not a rule or true of every woman but we do find that, at levels greater than chance, partners did show some subtle resemblance to the women's brothers.