Couple Copycats

If you’ve ever felt like you’re morphing into your significant other, you’re not alone. It’s surprisingly common for couples to start resembling each other over time. Remember former lovebirds Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow’s matching platinum razor cut ‘dos?

“People who spend a lot of time together start to synchronize the way they think,” explains Art Markman, Ph.D., YouBeauty Psychology Advisor and author of “Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done.” “This happens at lots of levels. That is one reason why couples start to finish each other’s sentences after a while. This also happens with appearance.  Couples will mimic each other’s taste and will also influence each other directly. That is, if you know your partner likes a particular style or color, you will start to wear that more often.  If your partner likes that style or color, then he’ll wear that as well.”

Styling yourselves the same also instantly advertises to the world that you’re a couple. “It ties you together,” says New York City professional stylist Bryn Taylor, aka The Re-Stylist. “You can say, ‘I’m with that person—we’re a couple.’ I don’t know if it’s intentional, but it bonds you together.”

QUIZ: Are You The Type That Would Copycat Your Partner?

Check out our slideshow of celebrity dynamic duos who mirror each other’s beauty style.


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