According to a new study conducted in Finland, men are more likely to marry women who resemble their mothers. Researchers compared photos of 70 married couples’ parents and significant others to come to this conclusion. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that boys are looking for mom-replacements, whether it’s a woman who cooks like mom, cleans like mom or micromanages like mom. Who knew they also wanted to marry someone who literally looks like their mom?
Imagine a woman were to meet her boyfriend’s mom and she looked just like her; how uncomfortable would that be for both parties? Then, there would be the aftermath: it would sink in that he probably views his woman more as a caretaker than an object of sexual attraction. Which begs the question: when men are finally ready to settle down, do they switch gears? Is it more about nurturing and less about partnership or are they two sides of the same token?