The oedipus complex in part suggests that men are sexually attracted to their mothers. Of course this is not something we want to think about, but a boy finding his mom beautiful is a lovely thing. He should think she's beautiful -- she gave him life, nurtured him, all that good mama stuff mom's do. That's where it should end. According to a recent study out of Finland, however, men are more likely to be attracted to women who look like their mothers. They want to be with women who look just like mom. Are men really so visually simple?
If this is true, I need to panic because I don't look anything like my mother-in-law. She has light hair and is a Southern sweetheart. My hair is dark and I'm from New York. There are basically no similarities. Does this mean my marriage is doomed? Is this the secret reason behind the high rates of divorce?!