You've just gone through a breakup. You round up your friends to help drown your sorrows and trash talk your awful ex. But as everyone analyzes your ex's flaws, it conjures up talk of exes past, and your friends gently conclude that you "have a type."
There's good news and bad news: The bad news is that your friends are right; according to research from the University of Toronto, you probably DO have a type. The good news is that you're not alone in this pattern, and you might even be able to use it to your advantage.