Dating site believes that couple who look-alike find perfect loveMarch 25th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A newly launched dating site has insisted that people are more likely to find love if their facial features are similar to their partners.
The site, FindYourFaceMate.com, by New Yorker Christina Bloom, uses facial recognition technology to zoom in on nine points of the face, like the eyes, ears, nose, chin, as well as the corners and centre of the mouth, and once a match is found, the site alerts the pair.
“If you look at most couples, you see that these facial features are very similar. I really believe that getting this theory out there will help people,” ABC News quoted Bloom as saying.
The would-be matchmaker said her notion that people are more attracted to those that look like them came from personal experience and years of observation.
About 20 years ago, she said, she started dating her own male doppelganger and said she felt an unparalleled attraction.
“I had such a strong attraction to him and it was like nothing I had ever experienced before,” she said.
“Our facial features were very similar and we were told that we looked like brother and sister everywhere we went. Then I started noticing couples everywhere I went,” she said.
She noticed the phenomenon among friends and family, as well Hollywood stars, like Iman and David Bowie, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Heidi Klum and Seal and Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
Bloom wrote a small gift book on the theory and later launched a blog, but about a year and a half ago she decided to get serious about putting her theory to work.
The site, which is powered by Face.com’s facial recognition technology, has attracted about 8,000 people.
Bloom added she recognizes that compatibility and similar values are also key components to finding long-lasting love, but said she hopes her site can help people get a jumpstart. (ANI)
- Website helps find look-alike soul mate! - Aug 30, 2011
- Soon, facial recognition software to identify people from online pics - Aug 23, 2010
- Celebrity Doppleganger Generator Has Become Viral - Feb 02, 2010
- Doting husband David Bowie ties his wife's shoelaces! - Dec 25, 2010
- Face recognition may replace passwords in mobile phones - Oct 28, 2010
- Why do we fumble at times in recognising faces? - Jan 16, 2012
- Rihanna almost has wardrobe malfunction at charity dinner - May 01, 2011
- For embarrassing memory lapses blame your neurons - Jul 29, 2010
- Celebrity Doppelgangers Week On Facebook Has Become Viral - Feb 04, 2010
- Genes invest you with unique facial identity - Sep 14, 2012
- New software that identifies unnamed faces to go public - Aug 23, 2010
- Facial cues can be misinterpreted in different cultures - Sep 02, 2011
- Why women get attracted to men who look like their father - Sep 23, 2010
- Is facial attractiveness all down to looks? - Nov 02, 2010
- What keeps Kim Kardashian glowing? - Jul 07, 2011
Tags: abc news, brother and sister, dating site, david bowie, doppelganger, elizabeth taylor, elizabeth taylor and richard burton, facial features, facial recognition technology, heidi klum, heidi klum and seal, hollywood stars, iman and david bowie, joanne woodward, matchmaker, new yorker, paul newman, paul newman and joanne woodward, personal experience, richard burton