08
Jan

How opposites DON’T attract in long-term relationships!

The DailyMail UK reports, “Some say that in relationships, opposites  attract, but new research has found that that might not be the case.

According to an analysis of eHarmony’s  Compatibility Matching System, similarity is actually the key to a long-lasting  relationship, even though people with opposite personalities may find themselves  attracted to each other at first.

The study of thousands of couples looked at  patterns that made their relationships successful and found that while opposites  attract initially, ultimately they ‘attack’ each other.

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According to the study,  opposites ‘only attract for a short time’, drawn at first to each other’s  intriguing an exciting differences.

But ultimately, those differences come  between them, leading to frustration and animosity.

A submissive person might be attracted to  someone who is dominant, for instance, but ‘it could be better for two highly  dominant people to be together,’ says the study.

While  they may occasionally clash, they’ll do so as equals and ultimately the  relationship will be healthier.’

Similarly, an introverted  person may be drawn to an extrovert, because the extrovert’s confidence makes  the beginning stages of a relationship less stressful for an  introvert.

Nevertheless, the couple’s differing social  patterns – like the fact the extroverts thrive in big groups, whereas introverts  are content with smaller groups – are likely to eventually cause tension in the  relationship.

Rather than pair up with someone with an  opposite personality, singletons should seek out compatibility if they really  want the relationship to endure.”

 

Text & image source: The DailyMail UK

 

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