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Do Opposites Really Attract?

While it may be true that people tend to seek romantic partners who make up for what they themselves lack, it takes a lot more than mere attraction to keep a relationship going strong. Based on a combination of personal experience and observation, I ultimately came to the conclusion that becoming romantically involved with a partner that is substantially different in key areas will almost always end in heartache and disappointment. Again, there are exceptions to every rule and nobody wants to date a carbon copy of him or herself but generally speaking, singles would be well advised to seek a partner with whom they share some important similarities.

Polar opposites may attract in the short term but once the novelty of the relationship has worn off, that attraction will gradually fade to reveal a minefield of irreconcilable differences that ultimately destroys any union that may have existed between such couples. This was a reality that I was unable to see until I found myself standing in the ruins of a rocky and mostly agonizing relationship with my polar opposite. In an effort to help my readers avoid stumbling upon a similar fate, I will outline some of the key areas that couples need to share similarities in if their relationship is to survive. This is not to say that there canít be some differences between romantic couples but rather that the differences that do exist need to be those that complement each other and that can be resolved through compromise and flexibility. Below you will find a list of areas in which I believe there is little to no room for compromise. Check them out and see how compatible you and your partner are in these matters.

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