Adapting to the differences between the two of you will be the biggest challenge in a relationship of opposites.For example, if you like to go out every weekend night and stay up until the early hours of the morning and she likes to relax at home, that might cause problems throughout the course of your relationship.We know that compatibility matters most when it comes to our deepest core values like trust, respect and fidelity. There is something appealing in dating someone who can discover you a new world of possibilities.People always say when you’ve gone out with a wide range of individuals who match your personality and interests that it might be time for you to try dating your opposite. As with all relationships there will be difficult times whether you are completely alike or absolutely different. Life can be somewhat uninteresting when you are involved with someone who is exactly like yourself. A whole new perspective will be brought into your life when you date your opposite.
In 2013, a group of researchers from Columbia University in the United States conducted a study that showed that couples who were too similar, they had the same personality type and interests, were not as likely to stand the test of time in comparison to those who were different.It is important to have at least a few commonalities in a relationship.Those building blocks help to maintain a foundation for your relationship.Relationship therapists Diane Lykes and Patricia De Vost have two decades of experience in counseling and are contributors at Opposites Connect.Their dating website "focuses on connecting opposites to create more fun, thoughtful dates." We had to get the scoop on this new site so we spoke with Diane and Patricia to find out if—and why—opposites really do attract. A person unlike yourself will be able to present you with new ideas and new things to try that you may have not envisioned yourself ever doing.