Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Opposites don't attract?

Sorry, star-crossed lovers. Slate attempts to debunk a belief that opposites attract in relationships. An excerpt:

It's an established tenet of social psychology that similarities rather than differences—whether in attitude, personality, age, income, race, or religion—produce a lasting relationship.

"Opposites tend to attract in the short term, but not in the long-term," says Catherine Sanderson, a psychology professor at Amherst College who teaches a class on close relationships. "Over the long haul, one of the bigger predictors of success in relationships and marriages is similarity."

Agree or disagree?

(via Jezebel)