Though I joke that my bachelor of science in communication truly was a degree in B.S., I learned a few interesting tidbits. My favorites came from interpersonal communication – which, coincidentally, was my emphasis area.
For example, did you know that most people tend to find themselves attracted to and date people of about the same level of attractiveness? I wish I had taken note of the exact statistics and the source, because I find that intriguing. It makes sense, though: I rarely go for guys who I feel are a great deal more attractive than I. They intimidate me. It may be even easier to understand that I am seldom attracted to guys who are not as good looking as me. (Yes, that sounds stuck up, but let’s be honest! If you’re not attracted to a person at all, are you really going to date them? That statement indicates nothing about my opinion of my own appearance, thankyouverymuch!)
After learning that, I started to pay closer attention to couples. Most of them look like a matched set in some way. For some, the extent to which they look alike can be scary – it’s almost like they’re related! But even when it’s not that obvious, some people just look like they’re meant to be together.
I relayed these bits of information to my roommate the other night. I sort of joke to myself that you should be able to determine if someone is your mate by whether or not you make a matched set, but I’m fully aware that isn’t reality. I was reflecting on this tonight as I observed an engaged couple who defies this rule. That’s not a reflection of their relationship; I hardly know them. They simply don’t strike me as a matched set.
My point? Well, I’m not sure if I have one. I guess it’s not as easy as walking up to someone on the street and telling them that you’d look fantastic together. 😉 But I do wonder – when (if) I get married, will I find look at us together and laugh at how obvious it should’ve been from the start?
See Anna & Jeff? They make sense together!