London: Men find women who look like them most attractive, according to a study. Researchers asked 100 men to choose the women they found most appealing from a selection of photographs.

They then asked a similar number of men to do the same with another selection of four faces, which had been computer manipulated to look more like them.

The results showed that 37 per cent of men in the second experiment said the face, which most resembled theirs was the most attractive, a daily reported.

The researchers then analyzed photos of real life couples with at least one child who had agreed to take part in the experiment.

They found that once again, spouses share more facial traits than two randomly selected individuals.
The study by the Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, in Montpellier, France, looked at a range of facial features including eye and hair colour, lip and eyebrow thickness and the presence or absence of a chin dimple.

"I think this is less about narcissism and more about the comfort of what we know," the paper quoted relationships expert Jean Hannah Edelstein as saying.

"Of course, in the long run sustainable relationships are based on so much more than appearances, so I would hope that no one - man or woman - would regard a relationship with someone who doesn't resemble them as one with no potential," she added.


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