Birds of a feather flock together…in the first marriage

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People tend to seek out those who have similar characteristics in their first marriage (or relationship). Exhibit A: Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Birds of a feather flock together…at least in the first marriage.

A new study found that people are likely to gravitate to others with similar health habits, education levels, family backgrounds and come from the same socioeconomic background. However, the gap in education and socioeconomic background tends to get wider with subsequent marriages.

Couples tended to follow each other’s health habits. If one person quit smoking, the other was 50% more likely to quit as well. Women were more prone to changing their habits to follow the man’s lead than vice-versa.

Having and doing the same thing could explain why so many old (or celebrity) couples look alike….

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