Why do opposites attract?
July 16, 2006 5:16 PM Subscribe
Do opposites really attract? And if so, why? What is it about opposites, specifically personality types, that makes some relationships click?
posted by Esther Festers to Human Relations (22 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My best friend is very extroverted, social and can barely keep her mouth shut for more than a minute. Her boyfriend is the more shy, reserved type. And yet they've been together for more than 5 years.
I've seen this pattern over and over again, where one partner is the outgoing, talkative type, and the other is a quiet homebody.
Why do opposites attract? I have too little relationship experience of my own to answer this question substantively, so I'm turning to you guys for a better answer to something that continues to puzzle me over and over again.