Meeting the extended family

Wednesday, January 2, 2008
"Has anyone ever told you that you could be brother and sister," said one of his relatives as I was being introduced to her for the very first time. OK-- I get it. I know we look similar. We both have brown hair and blue eyes. Although, I'm much paler than he is without my NARS bronzer on. But, still, it got me wondering about people and their partners. Think about it. Since I didn't know anyone at the family holiday party, I glanced around looking at each person to see if I could see a resemblance between them and their partner. Most of the time I actually could. They might have the same hair color or skin color. They might have similar personalities or maybe they both use their hands when they talk.

It gets even better. Some of my friends will look at a picture and say, "Oh my god, he kinda looks like your dad." Well, duh, I look like my dad.

According to this article, women pick men based on "sexual imprinting" and often pick men that look like their fathers. Now, this, this is a scary thing. We strive to be so different than our parents when we are younger. Rebelling against them, repeatedly telling them that they don't get us or that they don't know anything. I guess they know just takes us years to realize it.

So, to prove that I'm not the only one that resembles my B.F., here is a list of other famous look alike couples:

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
George and Laura Bush
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe (pre-divorce)
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Antony
My parents (I know, I know -- not famous but still)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson (similar noses for sure)
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Sharon and Ozzy
Sting and his wife

There is one good point of this all. I've never been mistaken for his sister. That has to count for something, right?


Anonymous said...

My life-long quest has been to find a "dad-guy." I think it's charming to want someone who is similar in looks and personality to the man you've looked up to as a child and into adulthood.

BUT, I think it's totally queer that people say you look alike. That only happens after years and years together. People need to get a little more imagination!

WBS said...

A lot of those couples you listed don't look very alike.

Namely, Pres. George and Laura Bush
,Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe and Jennifer Lopez and Marc Antony.

Is it worth getting more details about that? ;-)

Allison M. said...

I think they all have similar face shapes, eyes, noses and even hair color in some instances.