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8 Oct 2019
9:12 am

Want to know who your perfect partner would be? Look in the mirror!

'Opposites attract' and 'variety is the spice of life'? Not according to German researchers.

Oh well, there goes another relationship cliché. German researchers are putting the lie to the old adage that “opposites attract”. After exhaustive analysis of the responses of more than 12 000 participants in the German Family Panel study, the researchers noticed that the current partners of participants described their personalities in ways that were similar to former partners. So while people tend to believe that their personality preferences change over time, it appears that people do have a specific “type” that persists across relationships. And that “type” tends to have many of the same characteristics as the person themselves. In...