Saturday, July 14

Something/ Nothing in Common










Are you and your sweetheart compatible?



Compatible” means you can live together in a harmonious relationship. That’s why it’s sometimes heartbreaking to hear your sweetheart tell you that you two are incompatible (not compatible).






“What’s Your Sign, Baby?”




Compatibility means many things. The first is when you share many similar things. If you have the same opinions or views. If you have the same likes and dislikes. If you like the same hobbies and sports. If you prefer the same kind of music and food.



Some people even believe Zodiac signs. The position of the stars in the month when you were born had given you qualities that are perfect for some partners; not all.



For example, a Gemini person is most compatible with a Libra, Aquarius, or another Gemini. But the same person doesn’t have as good a chance when staying with a Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces.










Others (especially Asians) believe a person’s blood type can affect personality and, ultimately, compatibility in a relationship.






But being different from each other doesn’t always mean being incompatible. Sometimes, we hear the remark: “Opposites attract.



It’s easy to understand this when you think about magnets. A magnet has two poles: North and South. If you put the North poles of two magnets together, they will push each other away. On the other hand, if you put the North pole of one magnet and the South pole of another magnet, the magnets will stick together.



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Opposites attract. It’s said that this is also very true with some people in a relationship. For them, the more different their partner is from them, the more interesting it is.



How about you? What kind of attraction do you have in your relationship? Similarities or differences?






What Do You Have in Common?




In English, there’s a phrase that goes: “to have something in common with someone.” This is used to talk about the similarities that you share with a person.



So, you can ask:


Do you have anything in common with (person)?


Ex.


Do you have anything in common with your partner/ wife/ girlfriend/ boyfriend etc?


Do you have anything in common with your mother, father, sister, brother etc?




If the other person answers you: “Yes, I have something in common with (somebody),” then you can ask him:



What do you have in common with her/ him/ them?



On the other hand, if you were asked this kind of question or if you received this question from someone, you can answer by saying:


Ex.

We both like tennis.


My father and I have the same eyes.


We share a common love of jazz.



Of course you can also always answer in the negative: “I don’t have anything in common with (that person),” which can be quite a strong statement, mind you. It has roughly the same meaning as: “We are perfectly different” or “We are not alike at all.”






A Little or A lot?




To be more flexible, you can ask something like:



Do you have a lot/ much in common with (someone)?



Possible answers to such a question would be:



We have a lot in common.


We have many things in common.


We have some things in common.


We have a few things in common.


We have a little in common.


We have few things in common.


We have little in common.


We have nothing in common.





So, the next time you meet someone that you like, you can (dare) say:



Hmm, it seems that we have a lot in common. I think we’d make a great couple.



Or,




“Hmm, it seems like we have nothing in common at all. I find that exciting.”











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