Do we date people who are like our parents?

@emagyne (665)
United States
January 1, 2008 10:47pm CST
My dad wasnt really in my life so I think I look for someone to fill that role sometimes which is not good. I know my mom is real quiet at times and I do tend to fall more for quiet, shy types. And I have heard guys say that they look for women who are like their mothers as far as cleaning, cooking etc. Do you think this is true?
2 responses
@diillu (5128)
2 Jan 08
Well, it may be kind of a true. Cause I have always been influence by my mother in my life and I always tend to fall for those who are kind of my mom type. Like aware of clieanliness and very strict in daily routine. I must say that I'm quite attracted to the strict people than that of those who don't take anything seriously.
@emagyne (665)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I agree. My mom is real quiet so I guess I was used to that growing up so I cant really date someone who is loud and talks alot. It drives me crazy. She speaks when necessary!
• United States
2 Jan 08
We probably don't choose by intention to date those that remind us of parental figures; however, it generally comes into a relationship, a feeling of comparison in seeing similar traits come up in your spouse that may be similar to your mother or father . . . and it bothers you, tickles you, angers you or what ? sharing the light and happy new year, Miss Erica Hidvegi, the Enlightenment_Advisor, B.A. Psych/M.A. Transpersonal Studies- Cnslng/Author, Artist, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Freelance extraordinaire http://enlightenedpsych2.blogspot.com/