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Wright points out that being attracted to someone similar to your dad (or your mum) isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as your partner shares their best qualities.‘Ideally, your partner will be an improved, evolved version of your mother or father.’ She advises writing a list of all the attributes your exes have in common with your dominant parent.
‘As a teenager, I always defended the fact that I didn’t have a dad and insisted it didn’t matter.
Then, as adults, we’re attracted to people who stimulate us in the same way.
It’s very common for a woman to say, “Oh, he’s too nice” about a potential partner, which is a sign that they had an unavailable father, either emotionally or physically.’ And while the thought of swiping right on a guy who’s the spitting image of your dad might make you shudder, sexual imprinting – where women actively, if subconsciously, seek out a mate resembling their father – is surprisingly common.
But it turned out these men were also dishonest and distant, just as her father had been.
How much money they had in their bank accounts was just a distraction.’ Recent studies have shown that a daughter who has a secure, supportive, communicative relationship with her father is the most likely to create and maintain emotionally fulfilling relationships with men in later life.** But even having a great relationship with your dad doesn’t always make dating easy.
Basically, the interactions we have with our fathers as young girls are our earliest opportunity to practise communication with the opposite sex.
‘It’s called pre-sexual programming,’ she explains. ‘As infants, we develop an unconscious schema of what love is, based on the way we are treated by our primary caregivers.Personality-wise, my mum can be a bit offish with me, so I think that’s why I never like the girls who are immediately into me.’ In her current relationship, Sophie takes on a role similar to her dad.‘I’ve just got back from a holiday with my girlfriend and I was the one who did all the map-reading and took charge of where we would eat, just like my dad would.Previous studies have shown that women use their primary father figure as a template for picking a mate even if they are adopted, suggesting that sexual imprinting is led by experience and not simply genetic.* While I can’t say that any of my boyfriends have physically resembled my dad – balding and bifocals?Um, no thanks – I can recognise that I’m drawn to guys who are similar to him, often in surprising ways.‘Just recognising these triggers and becoming aware of what patterns of behaviour you’re at risk of falling into can help break negative cycles of behaviour.’ Psychotherapy or counselling can help you to understand the motivations behind your relationship choices.