Why You Unintentionally Pick a Partner With a Similar Life Expectancy

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Published on March 5, 2019 - Duration: 01:06s

Why You Unintentionally Pick a Partner With a Similar Life Expectancy

People unintentionally choose a partner with a similar life expectancy.

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Why You Unintentionally Pick a Partner With a Similar Life Expectancy

They say opposites attract.????But your kindred spirit will be with you “til death do us part.”????People unintentionally choose a partner with a similar life expectancy.????It’s a happy accident for some, and a life sentence for others.????Take it from researchers at the University of Edinburgh.????Study results suggest that people unwittingly select a life partner who is likely to have a comparable lifespan.????They also inadvertently pick partners who will share the same illnesses, like heart disease or high blood pressure.????The idea is that these same diseases could be linked to shared lifestyles like unhealthy eating habits or smoking.????Talk about a twin flame!????Results could explain why older couples suffer from the same illnesses later in life and have similar life expectancies.????Researchers looked at data from the UK Biobank – which is all about genes and lifestyle factors.????Experts say we pick partners for behavioral or physical traits that are genetically tied to disease and lifespan, but more long-term studies need to be done.????Picking a partner who will live as long as you.????That’s one way to keep the romance alive!

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