So I have an idea for a mate selection theory (loosely based on Freud’s Oedipal complex)… All right, ladies, listen up. Does it ever creep you out when you realize you’ve dated one or multiple men who reminded you of your father? Maybe not in personality, but in some other characteristic. For example, maybe your father was an alcoholic and you’ve dated an alcoholic or at least been attracted to one. Or, as an alternative, maybe you’ve dated a guy who has called you something or said something that reminded you of your father? For example, any guy who calls me “honey” freaks me out because my dad used to call me that! Gay guys, help me out here, does this happen with your boyfriends?
Anywho, so you will naturally be attracted to someone like your father because the relationship that was modeled for you was your parents’ relationship. It is known that parents’ beliefs, religion, and general moral code tends to produce children with these same characteristics. For example, it’s likely that a mom will have the same beliefs about abortion, even if it is not explicitly stated and enforced in the household. And marriage success is predicted by having similar values and beliefs.
Therefore, by the transitive property, a daughter should be attracted to a man like her father. Not everything about your future mate has to match your opposite sex parent. However, they should both share similar characteristics, if only just to pair with your characteristics. For example, too athletic people should want to mate, and their parents were most likely athletic as well.
That’s just a little rant on how maybe Freud had something right (but because of different reasons). Just to make this clear, I do not think 5-year-olds want to have sex with their opposite sex partner. I’m just coming at this theory from a social learning perspective.
Who’s done with finals? This girl!
why won’t you text me back?
I don’t have time for this. Finals week. Gah!
I had a dream last night that I was Audrey Hepburn.
I worked at a convenience store where John Corbett was the manager. He had this weird relationship with Audrey where he raped her, but she ended up falling in love with him.
And then they ended up having like 7 children.
Such a weird dream!
In 1955, two women swimming off the Dogtown Boat Ramp in Evansville got grabbed by something underwater. The one woman had a lasting green stain in the shape of a hand on her leg, and the Air Force sent officers to interview her because they assumed it was a UFO alien underwater! How crazy!
My party was successful (had great party +15 mood) :D