“Opposites attract” has been an age old saying that people still believe in today. It is also seen in today’s media; storylines and relationships between the rich man and the poor woman, the jock and the nice girl, and the introvert and the extrovert to name a few. No matter how cliché these may sound, it is true that they work. People with opposite interests also last in relationships more often than not. Furthermore, these relationships seem to be the ones that are most fun and have the best dynamic. Here are 9 reasons why.
1. You are constantly introduced to new things
Having a partner who has different interests means that both of you get the chance to introduce each other to new things. This is also a way of sharing a part of yourselves with each other. Maybe you learned how to play video games for your partner while your partner learned to love dessert because you do. Whatever it is, big or small, it will definitely bring the two of you closer.
2. You never run out of activities to do
Being with someone who has opposite interests means you can take turns in deciding what kind of date you want to have. Dates will always be colorful, and will vary in nature – from a lazy day of watching movies to a spontaneous night out with friends.
3. Your start exploring more food options
If you have some differences in your preference for food, even letting your partner taste something he or she has never tasted before can be an adventure. Bonding over food is also a fun way to discover their favorites and a way of eating food you wouldn’t have tried if not for them.
4. You complement each other
Sometimes you find it so amazing how you and your partner’s likes and dislikes go so well with each other. Maybe you never use dip for anything while your partner always uses the dip for everything or you love singing while your partner would rather play an instrument for you than sing. Discovering these complementary things make for cute moments with your partner and even funny ones at times.
5. Both of you are completely honest in your relationship
You voice out both the things that you like and don’t necessarily like; being opposites taught you that the best way to go about things is to be honest and to be yourself.
6. You learn how to compromise
Having opposite interests mean that you and your partner won’t agree with things all the time. That’s when compromise comes in. Compromising doesn’t mean just going with whatever your partner wants; compromise means that you will learn to meet halfway and make some adjustments for one another.
7. You continually challenge each other
Different interests can spark a playful competitiveness in a relationship. This leads to challenging each other’s capabilities and finding each other’s strengths. Challenging each other can also mean having disagreements because of certain differences but using these differences to help the relationship grow and challenge each other to be a better person.
8. You get to see things, and even people, from a different perspective
Someone who has different interests is also most likely someone whose views are different from yours in one aspect or another. This is an opportunity for you to see and understand things in a new light. You partner is someone you can learn from and someone who can help you realize things you didn’t before.
9. You know at the end of the day that no matter what differences the two of you have, you love each other dearly and wouldn’t have it any other way
And that’s what’s most important.