luke wilson said:Out of curiosity, a polar opposite, are they similar or are they different to you?
I understand from some articles I read awhile back from SOTT and just general observation that the saying opposites attract is not really accurate. People form relationships, either friendships or romances based on similarities, not opposites/differences. Your friends or lovers tend to have a similar religious outlook so for example its rare you find an extreme of lets say evangelical Christian romanticising a staunch muslim, similar educational backgrounds, similar socio economic backgrounds etc. Obviously there are exceptions to the rule, but generally, the rule is this stuff is formed based on sameness, not differentness.
So, polar opposite, are they the same or are they different, generally speaking? What does the theory say, anyone know? As I understand, opposites are different. So if they are different, what is the basis for attraction?
I don't know, so my observation might be wrong, but I think there are similarities.
A Christian and a Muslim might be very similar in that they are religious, or two might have a different way of searching for the same, like Ark through science, and Laura through all the "weird stuff" of the spirit world. (I'm sure there is a better word for it than "weird stuff" but it escapes me at the moment)
Looking at photos of Laura and Ark, though they look very different, they also have some very similar facial features, or so it seems to me.
Another famous couple who might have been polar opposites (I don't know) is John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and though he is Caucasian and she is Asian they look very similar in their facial features.
But I might be wrong, and what I see might be similar to that dogs and their owners look alike often....dunno