Everything old is new in love
Those who are looking for love do have a particular “type”, research suggests.
A study found that while people going through a break-up may try dating someone with a different personality, most would end up with someone similar to their previous partner.
The findings could be used to create a “matching” equation or improve education around relationships.
Researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada monitored the lives of a group of people in Germany from 2008.
Every time the participants entered a new relationship, the personality traits of their latest partner were assessed.
The findings, published in the journal PNAS, showed the new partners described themselves in ways that were similar to the terms used by former partners.
Only those who were extrovert or open to experiences were likely to date someone a bit different.