Brothers dating same girl
There is a wealth of research showing that individuals, across a wide range of species, are more reproductively successful — that is, they produce more offspring — if their mate is not too genetically similar , we risk separating out genes that work well together or are adapted to our local environment.
We also increase the costs of altruism: Previous research shows that we are friendlier towards family members to whom we are more closely related, and that relatedness between family members is diluted when parents share fewer genes.
But very few of us would countenance one of the ultimate sexual taboos — a relationship with a sibling. Tamsin Saxton of Northumbria University wondered if women tend to choose male partners who resemble their own brothers.
It turns out that this is not as peculiar a theory as it may sound.
The researcher then used these photos to create an unusual set of family albums: On the left side of each page she placed the photograph of a woman’s brother; on the right side, she placed the photograph of the same woman’s partner, surrounded by three randomly selected photographs of other women’s partners.
A new group of female volunteers was given the task of perusing these photo albums and, looking at each page, ranking the four pictured partners for their similarity to the brother.
“While we were on tour, Demi and Joe’s relationship had become really complicated so I was playing the bridge,” he said.
Shortly after the pics when public, Kendall was back on with NBA star Ben Simmons and Anwar was caught canoodling with Kendall lookalike Sonia Ben Ammar.
Though it seems like the makeout sesh was a one-time thing, we can’t help but wonder if Gigi is cool with the two hooking up.dated, but they were definitely hanging out back in 2015.
These results suggest that women are not choosing male partners who look indistinguishable from their brothers, but that there is a “family resemblance” between brothers-in-law above and beyond what we would expect by chance.
However, it is still unclear whether women actually men who are their brothers’ doppelgangers, or if they end up with a brother-resembling mate for other reasons.