Science says that opposites attract and those that are alike will repel each other, but does it also hold true when it comes to relationships? According to Stacy Lynn Harp, a clinically trained marriage and family therapist in Tennessee, people will attract people they share the same similarities with. "Likeness attracts likeness. It's actually a myth that opposites attract. Those who are seeking people who are similar understand that long term compatibility is more likely with someone who is like themselves."

In a 2008 study published in in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, researchers have found that individuals wanted a partner who takes after them in terms of personality. Aside from that, they also wanted someone who will complement them when it comes to general preferences. 

So do you think your relationship won’t last because you and your man are polar opposites? Dr. Phil McGraw says it’s still possible to make your relationship work as long as you embrace your differences, manage your expectations, and agree on a compromise that's acceptable for the both of you. 


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