In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Pureprofile asked almost 5,000 Australians how they matched up with their partners across 21 characteristics. We’ve all heard the old adage that opposites attract, but does difference really drive desire?
It turns out couples actually rely more on shared preferences and opinions to form lasting relationships. We’ve rounded up some of the questions you may want to ask your date this Valentine’s Day, before you start settling down:
Although those kinds of lifestyle choices tend to bind relationships together, almost half of couples combine partners with different personality traits. We asked whether people considered themselves tactful or blunt, whether they were creative or more logical thinkers, and whether they were spontaneous or conscious planners.
One out of two dating Australians is partnered with someone who displays opposite personality characteristics to their own! But the topics where difference is desirable are few in number. In 18 out of 21 characteristics, couples predominantly identified themselves as similar in preference.
So do opposites attract, or is it that balancing specific personality traits creates harmony in a relationship? Valentine’s Day may conjure up images of roses, chocolates and cherubs, but as couples come together this week for a little romance all over the world, now you know what keeps their hearts ticking.
Check out the infographic below for more insights.
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