They say opposites attract, but when it comes to going the distance, these odd couples rarely survive.
In the video by The List TV above, matchmaker Joann Cohen says that while differences might be interesting initially, polar opposite personalities won't last. And looking at these Hollywood examples, Cohen might not be wrong. From late '90s couple Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra to current odd couple Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney, it's hard to imagine these strange relationships staying the course.
But just because audiences can't see it doesn't mean these couples don't have things in common. William Ickes, pyschology professor at the University of Texas at Arlington says that similar people are more likely to connect in the first place, CNN reports. And a 2003 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal concluded that most people desire a partner who shares a similar level of attractiveness, wealth, status and commitment to family.
So what happens when core values go head to head with outwardly appearance and attitude? Well, clinical psychologist Vinita Mehta writes in Psychology Today that the happiest couples don't necessarily have the same character, but they do have "the best understanding of their differences."
Do you think opposites can make it last? Let us know in the comments below and watch the video above for more relationship tips from Cohen.
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