A new study found “opposites attract” might just be a MYTH. We’re way more likely to end up with people we have stuff in common with.
They looked at old studies that analyzed 22 different traits. Then they did a follow-up that looked at 80,000 couples and more than 130 traits . . . everything from religion and “core values” to each person’s drinking habits.
Overall, they found most couples have similar habits and views on more than 80% of stuff . . . and substantially different views on just 3%.
Things we’re most likely to have in common include our political views . . . religious views . . . education level . . . how much each person drinks and smokes . . . and even the number of sexual partners you’ve had.
This part’s interesting: They did find that extroverts don’t necessarily go for other extroverts. But they’re no more likely to go for introverts either. It’s a coin flip.
Overall though, they found that “opposites attract” is definitely overrated. Quote, “Birds of a feather are indeed more likely to flock together.”