“Like mother like daughter”, “if you want to marry a woman, look at her mother”… there are plenty of sayings about mother-daughter relations. They are however – sometimes – to be taken with a pinch of salt. If you have promised yourself that you would never look like your mum as an adult, and past the age of thirty, then it will be difficult to escape it! According to a study led by the Harley Street Institute, women will adopt the same attitudes as their creator at 33 years old.
You will speak like her
Dr Julian De Silva, a plastic surgeon in London, has investigated this topic. After asking 2000 men and women, he noticed that the resemblance started to become obvious at the age of 33, the age when the English generally have their first child. Amongst the similarities most often seen: watching the same programmes – if you’ll soon be 30, you’re likely to find a new passion for A Place in the Sun or even Grey’s Anatomy very soon. Their favourite phrases and expressions will also become your own. Don’t be scared of saying them at every opportunity!
“We all end up like our parents at some point in our lives – and this is something that we should celebrate. Becoming a parent is the main trigger, but factors linked to lifestyle are also important”, Dr Julian de Silva said. The doctor also added that we would unconsciously act like our parents when the physical resemblance increased. We aren’t sure that this study will make everyone happy, but we only have one mum, and we’ll end up resembling her!
Check out the video above for more on this study!