Dating someone different from you
While having a few common interests and basic outlook on life is important, dating someone too similar to yourself could lead to stagnancy, boredom, and dissatisfaction down the road. Having the same likes and dislikes, the same quirks, same hobbies, exact same personality, taste in food…you would eventually feel trapped and complacent, and would likely seek someone who complemented you rather than mirrored you.Biologically speaking, we are hardwired to be attracted to people that are different than us.
You might be more shy and retiring, whilst they are loud and outgoing.The spice is the hook that gets you interested and ignites the attraction. Sometimes long term couples have the habit of evolving into the same person.Don’t ignore or dismiss it just because they’re different, as different can be what you have been waiting for! Influences rub off and before you know it, the once dynamic couple are the same person. However this transformation is usually subconscious. When you date a new person, don’t start by finding someone who is exactly like you and assuming that it’ll work.The most striking difference between opposites is undoubtedly their personalities, and dating someone with a personality unlike yours can accent your strengths and help improve your weaknesses.Maybe one of you is a shy introvert who just likes to spend time at home and not socialize with people too often.