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"Opposites Attract" - Do you think it's true about love relationships?

Asked by imrainmaker (8339points) May 13th, 2018

What is your experience / thought process on this?

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LadyMarissa's avatar

It has been my experience that opposites do attract. My husband was extremely quiet & I never shut up!!! We got along great. I think he liked that I was willing to do all the talking so he didn’t need to.

imrainmaker's avatar

^Isn’t that true in most of the cases? jk..)

LadyMarissa's avatar

@imrainmaker Seems to be…good thing too!!! laughing

kritiper's avatar

Not always, perhaps seldom.

Bill1939's avatar

I think this is generally true. However, perhaps it is not that opposites attract but because of the likelihood of competition same repels.

LostInParadise's avatar

For the most part people are attracted to those who are similar in terms of education level, wage level, race, religion and political leaning. I read once that the IQs for couples correlates more strongly than for siblings. It may help to have some personality traits that are complementary.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I do think opposites attract, but in my experience true happiness lies with someone similar to you as @LostInParadise says. Maybe tantamount to the ‘soulmate’ feeling some yearn for.

rockfan's avatar

In my experience, opposites definitely do attract, but it’s only worked in platonic friendships, not romantic relationships.

rockfan's avatar

I recently made friends with someone who is the opposite of me: conservative and extroverted. We get along extremely well as friends, but last week she hinted that she wanted to date, and I had to tell her that I liked her as a friend.

LadyMarissa's avatar

My husband & I were polar opposites; so, we just agreed to disagree on everything but our love for each other!!!

MollyMcGuire's avatar

Yes, but it isn’t the best recipe for a lifelong love affair. Dating fine, but marriage…............think long and hard.

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