Women start turning into their mums when they hit 33, says new research

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Women officially start turning into their mothers at the age of 33, according to research from the UK.

But men have an extra year up their sleeve and don’t start to resemble their fathers until they’re 34.

A survey, commissioned by Dr Julian De Silva, asked 2,000 people a series of questions and discovered that daughters are most likely to adopt the same attitudes and tastes as their mum around the age of 33, or when they become parents themselves.

Meghan Markle with mum, Doria Ragland

Meghan Markle with her mum Doria Ragland

More than half the women surveyed said they felt they stopped rebelling against their mothers in their early 30s and began mimicking their habits instead!

This behaviour included watching the same TV shows, taking up the same hobbies and even repeating the same sayings and phrases.

Men believed that they also started to turn into their dads when they started switching off lights in empty rooms, adopting similar political views as their dad and listening to radio stations their dads enjoyed.

Following the results of the survey Dr De Silva said, “We all turn into our parents at some point in our lives - and that is something to be celebrated.

"Becoming parents is the main trigger and lifestyle factors are also important."

The survey also found that an overwhelming number of those asked felt that they also started to look like their parents around the same age.

"It is an inevitable part of ageing but a process lots of people want to put off for as long as possible," he explained. "It is one of the reasons why the average age of first-time cosmetic surgery is coming down for both sexes."

The average for women having their first cosmetic procedure is now 37, while for men it's 43.

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