Most Helpful Guys
Yes, and No...
Yes because, let's say an Introvert guy, was dating an introvert girl. They both are shy, and quiet, so they struggle at parties, big social events etc. But now let's say the Introvert man was dating an extrovert girl, she would have the skill and desire to be able to do all the talking at these big get-togethers and she helps him socialize and makes it easy for him. So while both of them have completely different personalities, they both compliment eachother by her helping him in social situations, and him helping her with alone time and being laid back
You want to be similar when it comes to interests, hobbies and activities.
If you have opposite personalities, and similar hobbies and interests, then you will have a great long lasting relationship. In my opinion
Sexually it's OK to be with someone who is your opposite. What would you learn to be with a clone of yourself all your life. It's better to have a wider shared perspective on life and then the relationship will always have room to grow and so will you as individuals.
Biologically it's a fact that we seek a mate with admirable traits that we lack (for example someone who is impatient may be attracted to someone who is very patient), as a pair you genetically compliment one another.
Having opposite ideals on the other hand is a disaster waiting to happen. If you can't align your ideals the relationship will always fail eventually. People with strongly opposed world views should never plan a future together.
Most Helpful Girls
Yes but only if it's sexual attraction. People with opposite personalities struggle to remain in relationship cause they can't communicate well with eachother and they have trouble in understanding one another.
Yes and no.
A lot of times in looks, yes.
Even certain personality traits may balance each other out and provide more exciting or interesting interaction that dating a clone of yourself. So of course it works.
However, you should have core values and views in common, in my opinion. I even question the whole "introverts and extroverts balance each other out" logic. The older I get, the more I think another extrovert would be best. And I've seen introvert couples do really well too, many even prefer that. Sure, getting out of your comfort zone can be a struggle, but the real question is how much compromise is necessary to achieve a mutual concept of peace at the end of the day. If talking and discussion soothe me, and you would rather be silent at the end of the day, I don't know... seems like more work on both ends than may be worth it. And yet I'm always fucking attracting/being attracted to introverts! *screams internally* ... or no, wait, I'm an extrovert so *screams out loud and rants about this for an hour with friends*
Political compatibility and faith (or lack thereof) are also critical for me. I have no interest in dating conservatives or moderates and once they get beyond my cuteness and flirty personality, I would most definitely be their embodiment of leftist, feminazi hell. It just wouldn't work. The hate sex might be bomb though? I don't know.