If you're really opposite in that, you can't have a relationship," Langston says.
Another thing e Harmony matches users on is personality traits — basically, how introverted or extraverted you are."An introvert can be with an extravert, but it would require compromise throughout life," Langston adds.
Great cynic, Oscar Wilde said, "Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
And second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience." But the truth is that many, if not most of us spend our lives either looking for or living with (some would say settling for) a life partner.
The Internet has certainly changed the way many of us look for and find our romantic others.
Some studies even suggest relationships that begin online are more stable than those that start in a more traditional way, like meeting through friends, at a party, or in a bar.
Some research into online dating suggests younger people still defer commitment, much as they always have.
Do you both want to travel to the same countries one day? But what's important in determining how compatible you are with someone?
These are traits that Langston says would be hard to compromise on in any relationship.
First, you and your partner should have similar conflict-resolution skills, which is the way you deal with and resolve conflicts."Conflict resolution skills are baked into your brain when you're a kid.
He also finds that horizontal preferences are more important in producing the “birds of a feather” effect.
For his complex but lovely discussion of the subject, see here.