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How We Match with Other People

Aug 18, 2007
Finding a partner means that you need to find someone who matches with what you believe to be important. This is something that's very individual. What isn't important for one person is a crucial element of someone else's relationship. So how do you find out what matches are important for you?

The first thing you need to do is to accept that it will be a very rare thing to find someone who is a complete 100% match for you. Without accepting this you can waste a lot of time looking for a "perfect" match instead of the "best" match, so slightly lower your expectations and make sure you know what things you can happily live with compromising about.

We all want to find common ground with the people we are close to. So knowing yourself is part of finding a good match in a partner. What is it that you enjoy doing? What kind of movies/music/books do you enjoy? What strong opinions do you have? It isn't important that your potential partner likes all of the same things that you do, but you are more likely to be attracted to people who have some overlap with your interests.

There's a school of thought that says that opposites attract. This isn't always a good idea however, especially if you have nothing whatsoever in common with the person you're dating. Matching with other people means that you have some similar beliefs, opinions and interests -- especially about things that are important to you.

If your religion is important to you for example, then while you may not need to have a partner who is of the same religion, you do need a partner who respects your beliefs. If you are very sporty then you need a partner who at least shows a willingness to share your enthusiasm about your activities if not your experiences!

The best way to find people who match what is important to you is to find groups of people who follow the same kind of interests. Internet dating is another way of finding a supply of potential dating partners who match with your important criteria. Here you'll even be able to place a number of pre-requisite attributes and have the website search system locate the best matches for your ideal date.

The best way to match with someone is to know yourself. Start off with finding where your priorities in life are, and where you want to go, and then use this as a basis for learning what kind of person your ideal match will be. It may not be possible to find exactly what you're hoping for, especially if you have a number of very specific personality/lifestyle wishes, but if you prioritize what are your most important factors, then you'll at least know where you're prepared to compromise.
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Jane Saeman runs a site called along with info on dating and relationship on her blog at at http://www.Hot-Firefighters.com/blog2
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