Have you ever looked at a couple and wondered how two people could be so perfectly matched? It’s no secret that looks can play a role in attraction, but could it be that couples who are meant for each other actually share similar facial features? This blog post will explore the concept of couples who seem “made for each other” and whether or not there is any evidence to suggest that they bear a resemblance in the facial features that stand out most, such as eyes, noses, mouths, and ears. Using research in the fields of evolutionary biology, psychology, and genetics, we will dive into the fascinating topic of soulmates and whether they share any common physical characteristics. We’ll also discuss whether this phenomenon could be true for all kinds of relationships, including platonic and familial. Read on to learn more about this fascinating topic.
Why Couples Look Alike
Is it true your soulmate looks like you?
The answer to the question “Does a soulmate look like you?” is no. A soul mate is someone who makes us feel instantly at ease and familiar when we first meet them. Our Soul recognizes their soul because we belong to the same Soul family between incarnations (between each lifetime).
What age do you meet your soulmate?According to the research, the average woman finds her life partner at the age of 25, while for men, they’re more likely to find their soulmate at 28, with half of people finding ‘the one’ in their twenties.
Lookalike Couples and Love at First Sight
Years ago, I read a piece by author and portrait painter Suzi Malin that was based on her book “Love at First Sight.” It looked at how people are frequently drawn to partners who resemble them or their first caretaker, usually a parent.
The author was taken aback by how much Camilla, Prince Charles’ future wife, and his first nanny looked alike.
She went on to examine celebrity couples and discovered an uncanny similarity between the likes of Posh and Becks, for instance.
Apparently, people who fall in ‘love at first sight’ — or who make a love match for life — are drawn to matching features in each other. Since reading the article, I’m always struck by lookalike couples. It’s my favourite form of people watching. What’s funny is when the couple has no idea that they’re each other’s doppelgänger. Or, as I like to call them, #couplegangers.
I knew Prince Harry was a goner as soon as I saw him with Meghan — she’s practically his double. Seriously, just swap their hair and gender. I’m amazed by how closely their features align: from forehead to eyes, to nose, to chin, right down to the way they smile. Meghan also looks quite a bit like his mother Princess Diana — another element that must have helped seal the deal.
Some of the most ‘ride or die’ celebs are totally twinning. Like Afro beats superstar Davido and his girlfriend Chioma. Same sweetheart faces.
Lifelong on again/off again lovers, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. One of the ultimate lookalike couples.
Ok, so they’re not together any more, but I always thought Noel and Meg Gallagher could have passed for brother and sister!
Vinnie Jones and his wife Tanya are a ridiculous case of #couplegangers. Still don’t believe me? Here’s a sampling of friends and family who were happy to share pics of themselves with their partners.
My cousin Kelly and his wife Timil. Double trouble.
My friend Jo and her husband Gavin. It was pure ‘love at first sight’ for her (or ‘fancy at first sight’ she might say).
Lifestyle entrepreneur Sophie LeBrozec and her hubby Ben. Sophie says: ‘It has fascinated me since my first young love at age 17, as several people told us we looked alike. Interestingly my only real “loves” were the two people I most resembled – my first love and now Ben!’
Writer Bibi and her man, Yegwa. ‘Yegwa and I hear it all the time,’ says Bibi, ‘Even though he’s a giant and I’m… well… regular sized. Anyway, I don’t see it but who knows?’
My cousin, Naija music superstar Naeto C and his wife Nicole (she also looks just like his mum!).
The #coupleganger phenomenon cuts across ethnic lines too.
Margit, founder of TueNight.com and her other half, Mark. Twinning. (pic credit: Ruth Dusseault)
My cousin Ngozi who wrote about her lessons from a 12 year marriage to husband Jon. ‘I still don’t see it!’ says Ngozi. Often, you don’t spot a couple’s similarities at first. Then you meet one of their parents, or another close relative, and it’s staring you in the face.
My cousin Kem basically married our maternal grandfather. Never mind that her husband is from Boise, Idaho and my grandfather was from Owerri, Nigeria It all makes sense once you realize that Kem’s father looks remarkably similar to our Papa.
Is there any concrete evidence to support my assertions about the Oedipal complex or narcissism, and what are the advantages of same face partnerships?
Why do some soulmates look alike?
Because they have been together for a long time, soulmates often resemble one another in appearance. They frequently share the same features, traits, values, and worldview as their partner, which causes them to carry themselves similarly.
Do couples start looking alike?
Researchers at Stanford University tested and refuted the conventional wisdom that couples develop a similar physical appearance.
What does it mean when couples look alike?
Key points. Many couples look similar to one another. The familiarity effect, sexual imprinting, implicit egotism, and in-group bias are possible causes of this phenomenon. However, there are individual differences in attraction to self-resembling partners.
Are people attracted to similar facial features?
When it comes to attraction to partners who are physically similar to you, there might be more going on than meets the eye. Researchers discovered that facial similarity and the likelihood that a pair was a real couple were both predicted by the perceived personalities of faces.