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Opposites Personalities Don't Make Lasting Relationships

Update Date: Dec 11, 2013 05:54 PM EST

Opposites don't attract, according to new research. The initial attraction of opposite people will ultimately wear off because conflicting personalities will ultimately clash, according to psychologists.

A new analysis of eHarmony's Compatibility Matching System reveals that similarity is actually the secret to maintaining a long-term relationship.

The latest study, which involved thousands of couples, examined patterns that made their relationships successful and found that opposites ultimately "attack" each other.

Researchers said that opposites "only attract for a short time," as they are initially intrigued by each other's differences. However, those differences will soon come between them and lead to frustration and hostility, according to the Daily Mail.

While a submissive person might be drawn to a dominant person, researchers said "it could be better for two highly dominant people to be together," according to the study.

"While they may occasionally clash, they'll do so as equals and ultimately the relationship will be healthier," they explained.

Researchers conclude that single people should find compatibility if they want to be in lasting relationships.

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