Do opposites really attract? Maybe not

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:03am

A new study shows that opposites don't really attract. It seems, generally you like people who are like you and couples who are mismatched don't last.

A professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington told 'upwave' that research shows "similar people are more likely to get together in the first place" and "find satisfaction in their relationship." But those who study relationships say you don't have to be too similar.

A professor who studies relational communication at Depaul University says being different in minor areas works but most successful couples share core values, similar backgrounds and thoughts on what they do and don't like. The expert says take a look at your best friends. Chances are they are pretty similar to you.


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