“We’re the complete opposite and have nothing in common!” This might be a familiar response when someone asks you – “How did the date go?” – when you’ve already decided that there will not be a second date. But should you have given that person a second chance? What doesn’t work for you, may be appealing to someone else. Science says we’re naturally attracted to people who are not like us – hence the phrase opposites attract. One study on compatibility found that people desire a complementary partner as opposed to a similar one.
Qualities We Want in a Mate
Most of us have a laundry list of things we’re looking for in a potential mate. Among some of the most common factors are confidence and self-love, trust and honesty, intimacy, compatibility and similarity, financial security, and communicative & openness. And, obviously, we can’t ignore the power of physical attraction, which is a top priority for many people. And with all of that, we’re still attracted to our polar opposite.
Up for the Challenge
One popular rule of thought is that opposites are attracted to one other because you look at the person as someone who can help you up your own game. You’ve heard the phrase – “she’s my better half” – right? Some research shows that we like to be with someone who can introduce us to new things, or challenge our way of thinking, show strength over our weaknesses, and overall help us to become more open-minded or even a better version of ourselves.
Opposites Can Connect Online, Too
With online dating, you may be instantly attracted to a man you see in a profile, though you don’t have much in common “on paper.” Something inside of you draws you to this person, and yet you are polar opposites. Yes – the opposites attract theory can also work for online dating.
The great debate on whether or not opposites attract is a much-debated subject, and it can be very complicated. But here’s something that needs no debating. When it comes to dating online, you should make safety a priority. We sure do, here at Good Girls Like Bad Boys.
Online Dating Tips
Although people appear legit, people often lie in online profiles, so always have your guard up. Here are some precautionary measures you can take when meeting someone new:
- Meet in a public place, and provide your own transportation
- Limit alcohol consumption; stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
- Do leave your drink or food unattended
- Do not share your personal information
- Tell a friend or family member about your dating plans
Make Online Dating Safety a Priority
There are a number of online dating sites, but only one- Good Girls Like Bad Boys has an extra layer of security. We’re the only dating website that allows you to actually view someone’s background information – before you interact with him.
We make that possible through the National Criminal Database system. When you click the link in a profile on our website, you can see what the court system has to say about that individual. For safety and security, all of our subscribers are pre-screened through the National Criminal Database system. And dangerous criminals are not allowed on our website. Anyone with convictions for murder or any kind of sexual assault or immoral offenses of any kind, will not be allowed as a dater.
Get the Safest Online Dating App
Download the safest App on the market and sign up on our site, so we can help you get started on finding the love of your life. Contact us if you have any questions and be prepared to test out the theory on why opposites attract.