What do 1 million eHarmony matches say about the notion of “opposites attract?”
According to new research from statistician Emma Pierson, when it comes to dating, 86 percent of people claim they want a partner who “complements them” rather than a partner who “resembles them.” But when it comes to actually choosing attributes in a partner, people choose attributes quite like their own 97 percent of the time.
Her conclusion? “ In the end, people may really just want to date themselves.”
Some hiring managers resemble the romantics on eHarmony.