No, Couples Don't Start To Look Alike Over Time, Say Researchers


Study Busts a Myth About Couples' Appearances

No, two people don't start to look alike over time, say researchers

ByJohn Johnson, Newser Staff

Posted Oct 13, 2020 2:24 PM CDT

A file photo of actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife, Sophie Hunter.  (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

(NEWSER)– The idea that two people in a long relationship begin to look alike is an enduring one, but new research suggests it's simply not true. A team at Stanford used photos of 517 couples in their study at Scientific Reports, comparing images from when they first got together with those from much later on, between 20 and 69 years later. More precisely, they had volunteers assess the photos, as well as facial-recognition software. The result? Zero evidence that the couples changed to resemble each other >>>Read more here>>>

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