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Opposites attract

Dating Someone Like You

Everyone’s heard that old adage “opposites attract,” but I think it’s more interesting to discuss what happens when you date someone who is exactly like you. 

You share the same interests, the same hobbies, the same favourite restaurants. You listen to the same music, watch the same movies, read the same books. You love Jake Gyllenhaal; he likes Maggie Gyllenhaal.

This kind of relationship could go one of two ways:

It could be a seamless relationship. Everything just works. No fits, no fights, no feuds and no egos. 

Or it could be a total and complete bore. I am not one for dysfunction but some friction in a relationship is welcome. Tension is good because it allows for differing opinions and for growth. 

Could you date someone just like yourself? Is friction necessary?

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