Dating do opposites attract
Then, a 2009 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that among newly married couples, there was a strikingly high similarity to each other in the area of attitudes and values, and smaller amount of similarity to one another when it came to elements of personality.
In a second experiment, the researchers surveyed pairs who had just met in a college classroom setting, and then surveyed the same pairs later.
People who are dramatically different from us are often the most attractive.
This comes from a common sense approach to social relationships.
It has always been difficult, and it’s become even more so, as diversity increases.
But when two people come from similar backgrounds, they operate from a position of strength.