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


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. So... should you date someone similar to you or is someone pretty different from you the best way to go? Well, a recent Reddit thread asked ladies what they think about dating someone similar to them, so read along and take notes, my friends.

Dating someone similar to them would be too boring for this person.


Sometimes, it's nice to find a yin to your yang.


She thinks it works better for friendships.


They didn't change each other for the better.


She thinks she and her partner would murder each other.


She thinks an introvert needs to be balanced out by an extroverted partner.


She thinks it would be annoying.


Being too similar could be disastrous to her.


For her, it would be pure chaos.


It's better than the alternative for her.


She thinks it's nice being on the same frequency.


But she thinks it would be nice to have your own separate interests.


Similar is fine to her, but the same is too much.


It would be depressing for this person.


At the end of the day, whom you date is up to you. Want to date someone similar to you? Go for it! Prefer someone nothing like you? That's fine, too! The world is your oyster.

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