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May 4, 2015 12:01 AM EDT
Barker is the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Men are more likely to date women with the same eye color as their mom. Women are more likely to date men with the same eye color as their father.

Via In Your Face: The New Science of Human Attraction:

Men are also more likely to date women with the same hair color as their mother.

Interestingly, women are more likely to be attracted to men who look like dad – only if they had a good relationship with their father.

Looking at photos, research subjects were able to tell (at a rate above chance) who was married to whom by looking for a resemblance between the bride and the groom’s mother, or between the groom and bride’s father.

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This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

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