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The other day I was watching Sex and the City and the topic of "opposites attract" came up.In the final season of the series, Petrovsky and Carrie were virtual opposites.
Their lifestyles, careers, views, attitudes and even social circles were totally different.
Carrie was a free spirit with a romantic yet sensitive soul. She loved New York, her tiny yet cozy apartment, her circle of girlfriends, her clothes and shoes, and was content with her writing career.
Petrovsky was a reformed playboy with a past, who, being a decade older was more mature, and believed in constant movement. At one point in a few episodes, his moodiness and at times morbid, realistic attitude was an issue for the eternal optimist that was Carrie.
But, that's not uncommon, I too have had experience dating someone who was my complete opposite.We had different outlooks on life, different mentalities, different social circles, different upbringings and even different views on how our relationship should go!
Sufficed to say it didn't work out between he and I. And any SATC fan knows that Carrie left Petrovsky and Paris when she sensed that things just weren't working; they were just too different.
Between me and the guy I was seeing, there was plenty of excitement, adventure, fun and laughs. I was intrigued by how different he was and fascinated by his way of thinking. He didn't care about what others thought and always carried himself with confidence and an optimistic attitude. I, a constant worrier, was always concerned about others.
Carrie and Petrovsky had a relationship full of old school courting and romance. But essentially when it came to conversation and things they had in common- it left them at odds.
So, my question is, why do we choose to date someone who is our total opposite if there is a chance that it won't work out?And is there a way to date someone who for the most part is vastly different, and it work out?