Think back to the last few people you were attracted to. Picture them in your mind — how they looked, acted, and behaved. What was it that drew you to them? Was it all the similarities you shared, or was it because they were so unlike you? Depending on how you answer, you may believe the idea that opposites attract is real. Or maybe you're the type to consider it a made-up phenomenon by big rom-coms trying to trick you into buying movie tickets. But is there actually some truth to it? Do opposites really attract?
In an effort to answer this question and finally settle the debate, I reached out to experts — bestselling author and relationship expert Susan Winter and Pricilla Martinez, an online life coach at Blush — to get their take on whether or not people really are attracted to their opposites, and if so, why? Winter cut right to the chase saying, "Yes, it’s true that opposites attract." But as for the why, well... that's where things get interesting. Here are all the reasons we're drawn to our opposites — and whether or not a relationship between opposites has any chance of working out.