Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Professor clarifies dating paradox

Do opposites attract, or do birds of a feather flock together? One Purdue professor believes it’s a little bit of both.

Mangala Subramaniam, an associate professor of sociology, said likeness is required for cooperative endeavors, while differences can aid in situations in which attraction is involved. In a world where both cooperation and attraction frequently coincide, differences can betray the search for common ground.