Movie: CHIPS

Context: This guy applies for a police job and is getting interviewed and asked why he wants to apply for this job.

"I learned in couples' therapy that women often marry their fathers, and her dad was a cop."

Question: Does this mean women like to marry someone like their father?

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From the author's (or speaker's) perspective, women generally prefer to marry someone who is very similar to their own father. This simply means that they prefer someone who has a similar character to their father.

For a woman (or any person, in general), their father will always be the best man in their life. So naturally, they would want their partners to be equally good.

I don't know how this is related to learning English. But that's what this context is about.

  • “Girls often marry their boyfriends.” — What would you think if I say this?
    – SunMan
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 22:14
  • There's nothing wrong with that sentence. Are you asking me the meaning or the validity, in terms of sentence construction?
    – Varun Nair
    Commented Oct 30, 2017 at 5:09

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