I have always noticed that people who truely love each other and never break up are those who look alike. what do you think?
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I have noticed something similar. Over time couples also have a tendency to blend their styles into one as they bond, like they may have matching shirts or may both dress like they stepped straight out of the 1950s in the case of the elderly. Psychologically people seek familiarity, understanding, and acceptance (with the exception of the bad boy complex which is not necessarily about being with a good/bad person as much as it is about the excitement of a new and unfamiliar experience). My personal theory regarding Freud's Oedipus Complex and not Freud's but a different psychologist's Electra Complex is people aren't subconsciously after their parents; they seek people with whom they are more familiar and used to, those they were close to as they were developing, I believe that people are just generally more comfortable with what they know and are used to so they may be more prone to say dating someone that physically or personality-wise resembles an instructor they were close to and helped by as a child for example.
I am not in a position to conduct a study to test my theory or aware of similar research regarding my theory so for now it's just my theory.1