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Me and my boyfriend are so alike

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She bore a striking resemblance to her then-boyfriend, Greg — from their hair colors and complexions down to their facial expressions — and for years, people had commented that they looked related. Their worries turned out to be for nothing, and the New Hampshire couple married last year. Lookalike couples have captured public fascination for years. Back in , scientists from the University of Michigan set out to study the phenomenon of married couples who grow to look more alike over time. Their theory, which scientists still cite today, was that decades of shared emotions result in a closer resemblance due to similar wrinkles and expressions.



Is It Wrong To Date Someone Extremely Similar To the Last Person You Dated?

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We learned in our lesson this week that for long term relationships it does prove to be better if you and your partner are alike in certain ways. These ways being having similar values, beliefs, ideals, and interests. This obviously makes good common sense as if you have similar interests with someone then it will be easy to hold conversations with them as well as find fun activities that you both enjoy.

The question is though; can you be too similar with someone for them to make a good partner? Our lesson from this week does mention this briefly saying that if someone is very bossy then they may not do well with a partner who is also bossy, but what about other traits? To answer this question for myself I did a little bit of research.

This confirms my own suspicions that there is such a thing as being too similar to your partner. For example, if you and your partner are both very stubborn, then it may be difficult for you to come to compromises when arguing which could end up being very detrimental for your relationship.

Now while it does make sense that we should be with someone who is not too different yet not too similar to ourselves I did end up finding a lot of research that agreed with the idea that being more similar is better. A study done in suggests that we prefer someone who is similar to us in many ways such as wealth, level of attractiveness, and commitment Saltz, Gail.

Then a study in found that couples higher in marital satisfaction were more similar in their personality and attitudes Saltz, Gail. So this research does suggest that if you are with someone who is very similar to you, you will have a more successful relationship.

So obviously there is still a lot of conflicting research out there in the world, so really who is to tell if it is better to be very similar to your partner, or to have a good balance of similarities and differences.

In my opinion being similar in certain areas is good like I said before. But I could see how being too similar could become a problem. In the end though, I still believe that if you are meant to be with someone then you are just meant to be.

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Great blog! The is a very peculiar topic but can differ really from people to peopl. I think that beliefs, values, and morals are different than personal traits like some you mentions in your blog. In a relationship certain things are important to know such as: religion, how many kids you want, if any, relationship with family ect. Of course these thing are apart of us but it is our personality traits that really determines who we are individually.

I know the saying opposite attracts, would be one I think of when it comes to this topic. Really interesting presentation on a often debated relationship dynamic. My own experience would seem to agree with what you presented. I think that it is important for two people in a relationship to have, at the very least, similar traits that are complementary for each other.

For example, looking at me and my wife you may wonder how we are together in that we are nothing alike in regards to personal interests other than hockey. However, key traits, such as the love of trying new things and the outdoors are things we share. So while we may not share the same personal interests we do share the same general outlook on life which is what keeps things new while still having plenty in common. In the end I think it is a balance between similarities and differences is what can make or break a relationship.

This is something I have struggled with much of my romantic life! In my current relationship we are drastically different in many regards yet have similarities in our personality. There are moments when it feels like the differences in our personalities are what keeps us at balance and then times when they seem to put us on completely opposite sides of the world. What is the magic percentage of a mix having both differences to where we are able to balance the other when needed yet similar enough to stay on even ground?

Sometimes it has worked and sometimes not. I will say that looking back mostly the relationships where they were complete opposites they tended not to last…. This is a really interesting blog! I agree that based on personal observation of couples around me, a relationship is more likely to last when the personality traits of the couple are complementary to each other.

For example, someone who is short tempered is more likely to get along well with someone who is very mellow, instead of someone who also has a short fuse. You must be logged in to post a comment. Too Similar, is That a Thing? April 15, at pm. Curt William Leas. April 9, at pm. Wen Huang. April 8, at pm. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Skip to toolbar Sites at Penn State.

Should You Date Someone Similar To You? 14 Women Reveal How They Feel About It

When a friend or relative introduces their new partner, it can seem like a case of deja vu. Now research has backed up what many have long suspected: people really do have a type when it comes to coupling up. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , MacDonald and his colleague, Yoobin Park, report how they used data collected from a long-running study in Germany to come to their conclusions.

My question is this: is it wrong to date someone who is extremely similar, on paper, to the last person you dated? I think this new girl is the recipient of feelings I developed for the last one.

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Just my type: why new partners are often like exes

So is it true that couples who are intensely similar and too emotionally close to one another more prone to breaking up? Everyone knows that couple: the one who think, act and dress almost identically. Moreover, most of us have been that half of the pair who can almost entirely describe your other partner as your other half. Does this lifestyle lead to healthy and long lasting relationships? Researchers note that couples who are too physically and mentally similar to one another are less likely to have a long-term relationship than those with relatively some distance between them. On the other hand, personality experts claim that similarity might not be the core problem but rather, the lack of distant. With this exam, medical professionals are capable of correlating the closeness of couples against their happiness and the strength of their relationships. People who yearn for a more intimate relationship and people who crave more distance are equally at risk of having a problematic relationship.

Quiz: Are you and your partner compatible?

We learned in our lesson this week that for long term relationships it does prove to be better if you and your partner are alike in certain ways. These ways being having similar values, beliefs, ideals, and interests. This obviously makes good common sense as if you have similar interests with someone then it will be easy to hold conversations with them as well as find fun activities that you both enjoy. The question is though; can you be too similar with someone for them to make a good partner?

By Anjula Mutanda, author of How to do Relationships.

From good listening skills to not holding you back, there are many signals your partner likes you. For the rest of us, modern dating is a minefield. With so much available choice, how are you supposed to know if someone is right for you?

“People Who Are Too Similar to Each Other are Not Likely to Last.”

Ramos-Zayas, in Street Therapists, examines how affect, emotion, and sentiment serve as waypoints for the navigation of interracial relationships among US-born Latinos, Latin American migrants, blacks, and white ethnics. Tackling a rarely studied dynamic approach to affect, Ramos-Zayas offers a thorough—and sometimes paradoxical—new articulation of race, space, and neoliberalism in US urban communities. After looking at the historical, political, and economic contexts in which an intensified connection between affect and race has emerged in Newark, New Jersey, Street Therapists engages in detailed examinations of various community sites—including high schools, workplaces, beauty salons, and funeral homes, among others—and secondary sites in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and San Juan to uncover the ways US-born Latinos and Latin American migrants interpret and analyze everyday racial encounters through a language of psychology and emotions.


In an ideal world, what would your soulmate be like? I used to think the term "soulmate" implied that it was one soul in two bodies, meaning the two of you would be very similar. However, I think there's also something to be said about dating someone who's essentially your opposite. My boyfriend is nothing like me, and I think it works in that it gives us a chance to learn from each other and grow. Well, a recent Reddit thread asked ladies what they think about dating someone similar to them, so read along and take notes, my friends.

6 Scientifically Proven Reasons Why Couples Eventually Start to Look Alike

 Мы должны позвонить ему и проверить. - Мидж, он же заместитель директора, - застонал Бринкерхофф.  - Я уверен, у него все под контролем. Давай не… - Перестань, Чед, не будь ребенком. Мы выполняем свою работу. Мы обнаружили статистический сбой и хотим выяснить, в чем. Кроме того, - добавила она, - я хотела бы напомнить Стратмору, что Большой Брат не спускает с него глаз. Пусть хорошенько подумает, прежде чем затевать очередную авантюру с целью спасения мира.

He would pick me up on my days off and we would go to his house and hang out. Sometimes We were so different but so alike in so many ways. He had a He told me I had to choose between my boyfriend of six years and him. It was the  Ashley White.

Сьюзан ни слова не сказала об истинной причине своей беседы с Дэвидом Беккером - о том, что она собиралась предложить ему место в Отделе азиатской криптографии. Судя по той увлеченности, с которой молодой профессор говорил о преподавательской работе, из университета он не уйдет. Сьюзан решила не заводить деловых разговоров, чтобы не портить настроение ни ему ни. Она снова почувствовала себя школьницей.

Why Do So Many Couples Look Alike? Here’s the Psychology Behind the Weird Phenomenon

Я уверен. Вы должны… Сьюзан вырвала руку и посмотрела на него с возмущением. - Мне кажется, коммандер приказал вам уйти. - Но монитор.

У АН Б не было иного выбора, кроме как остановить его любой ценой. Арест и депортация Танкадо, широко освещавшиеся средствами массовой информации, стали печальным и позорным событием. Вопреки желанию Стратмора специалисты по заделыванию прорех такого рода, опасаясь, что Танкадо попытается убедить людей в существовании ТРАНСТЕКСТА, начали распускать порочащие его слухи. Энсей Танкадо стал изгоем мирового компьютерного сообщества: никто не верил калеке, обвиняемому в шпионаже, особенно когда он пытался доказать свою правоту, рассказывая о какой-то фантастической дешифровальной машине АНБ.

 - Что еще мне остается? - Он представил Хейла на скамье подсудимых, вываливающего все, что ему известно о Цифровой крепости.

С ужасом девушка увидела, что сумка застряла в двери. Она наклонилась и что было сил потянула ее, стараясь высвободить застрявшую часть. Затуманенные глаза Беккера не отрываясь смотрели на торчащий из двери кусок ткани. Он рванулся, вытянув вперед руки, к этой заветной щели, из которой торчал красный хвост сумки, и упал вперед, но его вытянутая рука не достала до. Ему не хватило лишь нескольких сантиметров.

У них состоялся откровенный разговор о его происхождении, о потенциальной враждебности, какую он мог испытывать к Соединенным Штатам, о его планах на будущее. Танкадо прошел проверку на полиграф-машине и пережил пять недель интенсивного психологического тестирования. И с успехом его выдержал. Ненависть в его сердце уступила место преданности Будде. Еще через четыре месяца Энсей Танкадо приступил к работе в Отделении криптографии Агентства национальной безопасности США. Несмотря на солидный заработок, Танкадо ездил на службу на стареньком мопеде и обедал в одиночестве за своим рабочим столом, вместо того чтобы вместе с сослуживцами поглощать котлеты из телятины и луковый суп с картофелем - фирменные блюда местной столовой. Энсей пользовался всеобщим уважением, работал творчески, с блеском, что дано немногим.

 Пожалуйста, ваше удостоверение. Сьюзан протянула карточку и приготовилась ждать обычные полминуты. Офицер пропустил удостоверение через подключенный к компьютеру сканер, потом наконец взглянул на. - Спасибо, мисс Флетчер.

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