Dating someone who is opposite of you


My boyfriend is outgoing and friendly – he can walk into a room of my family members and start up a conversation with someone he just met.

I, on the other hand, am shy and reserved and attempting to talk to his family members sort of makes me break out in hives.

Honestly, I have lived by the opposites attract “rule” since I first started crushing on boys.


He introduces me to new things I never thought I would enjoy and I do the same for him. I almost feel like if we were very similar, things would get boring, fast. Speaking from my personal experience, dating someone who is just like me is like dating… And yeah, I’m cool and all, but I don’t want to date myself. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that when it comes to relationships, it’s usually about finding the right balance for you. Would you rather date someone similar to you or different than you?

The book , which has surveyed more than 70,000 people about relationships, found that 95 percent of couples who are very similar to each other said they were “extremely happy.” So it would seem like maybe opposites attract, right? There was no word on what opposite couples had to say about the state of their relationship (at least that I’ve seen), so it’s hard to tell.

Also, there seem to be conflicting reports out there.

While I obsess about how good One Direction is, he jams out to Iron Maiden or Pantera.

I spend my free time wandering and exploring and he has a special relationship with our couch.

This was seen most strongly in the aftermath of Brexit, when many angry millennials took to social media to say they could never date someone who voted remain and a dating app specifically for remain voters was even launched, Remainder.


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