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Why Are We Attracted to People Who Look Like Us?

It’s always a little weird when a couple looks like they could be related, but Brit explains the science behind why it’s not totally creepy! It involves percentages and kind of uncomfortable rating systems!

Hosted by: Brit Garner
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Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2992433/
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