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When looking for a partner, do we look for similarities or differences? Is it true that “opposites attract”?
Opposites might attract for the short-term, but for a happy, healthy relationship it’s best to find someone with similar values. Finding someone who pushes you to try new things or are passionate about certain activities will help challenge you as a person and make you stronger, but having opposite values, personalities or religious views can breed contention over the long-term.
No one wants to have a brother-sister relationship with their partner, so it’s important to have complimentary differences, but on big-picture issues, it will make a couple stronger if their values unite.