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Similarity versus complementarity among lesbian couples
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  • 1. Similarity Versus Complementarity Among Lesbian Couples
  • 2. <ul><li>In a recent post it has been discussed the role of similarity in romantic relationships.
  • 3. The question was do opposites attract or do similarities tend to stick together.
  • 4. The science of relationships has flushed out the conflicting advice about what to look for in a partner.
  • 5. Very little suggests that opposites really do attract when it comes to romantic partnerships.
  • 6. Romantic partners have been found to typically be similar in a variety of qualities ranging from attractiveness to height and weight to ethnic, religious and educational background. </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Most of us find validation in keeping company similar to ourselves.
  • 8. We tend to like others who have qualities that are familiar to us.
  • 9. Speaking of personality, the research gets a bit more complex.
  • 10. The research consistent with a great deal of research addressing non-romantic dyads.
  • 11. Individuals do desire partners similar to themselves.
  • 12. For couples to be happy, couples are best off when one partner is relatively dominant and one partner is relatively submissive.
  • 13. It's of no consequence which member of a couple – a man or a woman – fills these roles. </li></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>Relationships function better when one individual is prepared to “take charge,” and the other individual is prepared to go along (most of the time) - complementarity.
  • 15. There was one exception to this finding regarding complementarity in terms of dominance and submission.
  • 16. 72 lesbian couples were studied.
  • 17. Those having the most loving and harmonious relationships were the couples comprised of two members who were either dominant or submissive.
  • 18. Preliminary examination of this finding suggests that this likely has something to do with the prominent role of equality in same-sex relationships. </li></ul>
  • 19. <ul><li>It seems that gay and lesbian couples are similar to heterosexual couples in most ways, but...
  • 20. Premium is placed on equality in the relationship.
  • 21. It makes sense that these couples would not feel comfortable with one member taking charge.
  • 22. Therefore, it looks like the happiest heterosexual couples have opposites in terms of dominance.
  • 23. Happy naughty lesbians tend to be similar according to the today's findings. </li></ul>

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