Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mothers Day.Called your mother yet?No?Well,too late.Better luck next year.I came across a lovely Mother's Day tribute at this link: Anand Lal Shimpi
Read it;I suspect it'll sound familiar.

In related news,apparently we DO marry our mothers.
Culled from Yahoo News Sunday:

Mother is role model in son's choice of wife: study

Wed May 7, 11:32 AM ET

If a man's mother is highly educated, chances are the woman he marries will have a similar education, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Iowa found that nearly 80 percent of high-achieving men who were sons of mothers with college degrees married women with a similar education.

And 62 percent of men whose mothers had graduate degrees tied the knot with a graduate degree holder.

"These young men look up to their mothers as role models. They grew up in a family where their mothers were educated women," sociologist Christine Whelan, who conducted the study, said in an interview.

"For an increasing number of these men ... when they make their own choices about someone who they think will be a good wife in the future or a good mother, they go back to their role models."

Whelan and her colleague Christie Boxer studied data on 3,700 people who took part in a survey about men and the educational level of the women close to them.

All the men surveyed were considered to be high achievers in their 20s and 30s who earned salaries in the top 10 percent for their age group.

The researchers found that more than 70 percent of the men had mothers who worked while they were growing up, and that the same group was twice as likely to marry women who made $50,000 or more a year.

Whelan, who interviewed more than 100 men and has written a book entitled "Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women," found many men welcomed the idea of a working spouse.

"They are increasing excited about the idea that they won't have to be the only bread winner in the family, so these men are attracted to women who have a job and express a continuing interest to work," Whelan explained.

Original article at this link:;_ylt=ArZqoA5W9jiIBiKUK8kGJkiGWo14

I suspect this applies to other characteristics as well.Thoughts?


  1. i quite agree with you.....women are drawn to men who are like their fathers......we do it unconsciously or in cases where u dont see your father as a role model u are drawn to an exact opposite of daddy dear.....word....

  2. I suspect some agenda behind the whole study... but I like the idea nonetheless...

    Then again did we really need a study to tell us that? I mean the environment you grow up in pretty defines what your expectations are, no?

  3. yep, i se ehow this would work, i find myself unknowingly looking for people wiv similar minds and ish to my daddy :D dads an academician, and i find myself being attracted to intellectually impressive guys..sumin bout picturing a dumbass and my dad having a conversation just isnt good..:P

    and yep, agree wiv ms sula..the environment does influence things a lot...and howz bout guys lookin fot gurls that can cook as well as their moms?? there ya go!

  4. it figures, why else would the divorce rate be so high!

    good work though nine, keep us informed.

    Boston Legal comes highly recommended! Alan Shore...hmm, now there's one man i would like to

  5. my mom is one woman i really admire. she is not without her faults, but she is someone dat has made d best of a terrible situation. as 2 ur question wot father's day will b 4 me - am going to pretend it doesn't exist n d calendar