I’m pretty sure you’ve all heard the saying “opposites attract” – and if you haven’t, well, where have you been?! I’ve heard it countless times during my life and I think that in my experience, it’s proven true. But at the same time, I’ve seen plenty of times where it seems completely wrong.
So when I saw that this was a topic being discussed in our message boards, I knew I needed to get more opinions. What do you guys think? Do opposites really attract? Would you rather date someone totally not like you, or someone really similar to you? Read what these ladies had to say and then fill us in on your thoughts:
Do you believe that opposites attract or do you think it’s all that is a bunch of bulls**t?
I don’t believe (well, for me, anyway) that opposites attract. I prefer people close to my personality because then we have heaps of things in common.
I definitely think opposites attract. I think it keeps things excited. Of course, you have to have certain things in common like morals and super important things, but different interests keep things fun as long as both of you have an open mind. My SO and I have very different interests, but it’s something that I really enjoy about being with him.
My opinion? I think that opposites attract… to an extent. It’s exciting to date someone who has different interests then you, because then they can introduce you to new things and experiences – which is one of the best things about a relationship! It’s also exciting to be with someone who doesn’t have all of the same opinions as you. I think it makes conversation more interesting.
But at the same time, if you’re completely and totally opposite, I’m not sure if things can work out. You have to learn to agree on some things, or how will you ever get along? In the end, I think it really depends on the people in the relationship and how willing they are to compromise.
What do you think – do opposites really attract? Have you ever dated someone totally different than you? Would you? Do you think it makes things more exciting? Tell us in the comments!