Dating and Relationship Advice

The Husband/Wife Match

Last week we talked about the boyfriend/girlfriend match, that wonderful and exciting type of relationship that’s based so much on having fun, seeking out adventure, and spending time with someone who very likely is opposite to you in so many ways. It’s a very common type of match in the dating scene, but there’s another type of match that is also important to understand and consider.

It’s called the husband/wife match and its characteristics are both distinct and noticeable. This kind of match is based on enjoying each other’s company, but for reasons very different from the boyfriend/girlfriend match. A couple like this is usually two people who are very similar in a great number of ways; they probably like the same things, have similar life goals, place value on a steady and trusting relationship, and the like. It’s very common for this kind of couple to be very much the same in terms of their personalities; they come together out of a sense of feeling comfortable, connected, and partnered in the deepest sense of the word.

There’s a lot to like about this kind of match, especially if you’re interested in settling down into a longer term relationship. For some people this type of match screams “BORING!!!!” but that does not have to be the case at all. Two people can have fun together, it’s just that with this kind of match the definition of what’s fun (and the lengths you’ll go to in order to have that kind of fun) tends more toward the conventional rather than the adventurous.

So what kind of match do you want? There’s no right or wrong in this, just a matter of being honest with yourself (and with your partner) about your intentions toward the relationship and the kind of relationship you most want to have.

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