Participants then indicated which of the two adjectives they preferred in a spouse.
In addition, researchers also asked participants about their own personality traits.
31 may be all about the New Year’s kiss, but by New Year’s Day, most people are thinking about what comes after the kiss.
This can be a good metaphor for our dating habits in general.
Finally, both men and women want partners who have similar personalities to themselves, and individuals are generally in relationships with partners who match their preferences.
Overall, there are a couple of ways that you could use this information to benefit your relationships.
Additionally, women preferred more dominance in their partners, and more agreeableness---though this was only true among the newlywed participants.
Finding your soul mate is basically finding that one person (arguably one of several) who has the right traits – traits that are relevant to you as an individual.
In other words: You have to find a person whom you can put up with and who, more importantly, can put up with you. If love isn't much more than the way that you perceive a person, then you need to find someone who you can perceive as being amazing for as long as you live.
Just as importantly, you need to find a person who can put up with all of your sh*t.
Because, let's be honest, we all have a lot of sh*t that our soul mates will need to put up with.