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Do You Look Like Your Significant Other?

You might shower with them, and you might even use their razor, but do you actually look like your significant other? Studies have shown that it's quite common for couples to look alike.

Take this late '80s photo that my cousin recently shared with me, with his then-future wife by his side. Maybe it's just the rocking hair that makes them resemble one another, but there is indeed an uncanny likeness. On the celebrity front, Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes, Victoria and David Beckham, and Bratt Pitt/Jennifer Aniston (and even Gwyneth Paltrow) have all been said to bear similar features. Past or present — have you ever been told that you look like your coupled mate?

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carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
YES. on my 21st birthday, the bartender asked if we were brother and sister. i think it's because we're both very tall and have curly hair.
Ladytron7000 Ladytron7000 8 years
My husband has more delicate features, like Leonardo DiCaprio, and I've got bolder features like Uma Thurman.
apothecary06 apothecary06 8 years
Well, I'm single now, but just about all of my exes have had dark brown hair like I do. I didn't seek it out, it just sort of worked out that way.
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 8 years
No, we don't. I don't know if it's just me but, I feel like the longer a couple has been together, well...I feel like when I see one of them, I can see the other. I don't know how else to explain that so it will make's like they are one in a weird way. It happens more once they have children.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I think what happens is after you are with a person for so long you start taking on each other personality traits, and even if you don't look like the person you have similar mannerisms, which makes you appear that much more similar.
emalove emalove 8 years
No...he has tanned skin, I have fair skin; he has hazel eyes, I have green eyes; we both have light brown hair, but that's about it. None of our facial features are similar either.
arihm arihm 8 years
I don't have a boyfriend right now, but my best friend (a guy) and I dress alike all the time. I am pretty androgynous style-wise (t-shirts and jeans) and we both have short dark hair.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No. Our features look very different. Also, I am very feminine-looking. While my husband is soft-spoken and mild-mannered, he looks masculine.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
No.. never. :) But I have seen people married who look like brothers and sisters. It's weird. I don't think most people look for their own hair and eye color to match their mate. There could be some Science to it.
honeycreepshow honeycreepshow 8 years
eh, sorrrrrrrrrrt of.
Librachick93093 Librachick93093 8 years
XD I don't look anything like my boyfriend. Maybe there are a few similarities in our noses and cheekbones, but our hair, our eyes, our skin, our height are all nothing alike (we're practically opposites!). My parents, however, look close enough to be siblings.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
absolutely not! lol but i know many couples that do
Allytta Allytta 8 years
once his mom saw a picture of me and thought it was him :D (ut wasn't full on face kind of picture though). and everyone said we look like siblings :D well that makes it easy to know how our kids would turn out ;)
brandysbug brandysbug 8 years
nooo way. My husband is handsome but would not make a very nice looking woman b/c of his build. Our bodies are totally opposite: He's 6'5" and has a very stalky-football player build. He has big dark eyes with long lashes, silky hair, and a medium skin tone. I have thin almond-shaped green eyes, thick coarse hair and a fair complexion. Our hair color is the only thing that is exactly the same: dark brown. People usually think my Mom and Dad look a lot alike, though!
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
Our eyes/eye color is very similiar, that's about it.
BloodyFuFu BloodyFuFu 8 years
My husband and I have had people think that we're brother and sister. We don't look very similar, but apparently close enough.
Retro-Bunny Retro-Bunny 8 years
People joke that my boyfriend and I are complete opposites! Except for the fact that we're both around the same height&weight (he's a 2'' taller than me), we're so different. He's tan/olive skinned, dark wavy hair, and dark eyes. His facial features are 'sharp' and angular, while I'm blonde, fair and rosy, and have green eyes. Also, my nose and lips are rounder than his. It's pretty funny actually!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
No, not me and my fiance, but I probably looked kinda like my last b/f. My fiance is half-filipino and tall and I am mostly nordic (light eyes, fair skin, blond). We often wonder how our kids will turn out. With brown skin and blonde hair or with fair skin and dark hair? Should be an interesting genealogy experiment!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
this reminds me of the emo kids i see at the mall....
tallkell tallkell 8 years
My ex-husband and I look a lot of like. People used to think we were brother and sister. Maybe that's why I am not married to him anymore.
macneil macneil 8 years
Not at all. I'm roundfaced and part Asian, he's English with a very thin face and long features.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
No, we definitely don't look alike. He is from German and a bunch of other things -- but looks mostly German. He is like, 6'2. I am 5'8, I look like a mix between Italian and Polish, which I am. I think my skin and hair color are more Polish, but everyone says they see Italian -- and I look like my grandma who is 100% Italian.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
Nooooooooooo! My husband is manly and he shaves his head. I have a full head of hair. I wear glasses, he doesn't. I've got dark brown eyes, his are blue. We look nothing alike! Which is good, because he's a foxy dude, but the women in his family are homely! ha ha ha Luckily our daughters take after my side!
neonbee neonbee 8 years
I dated someone who did. People mistook him for my brother. That was the end of that.
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