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Dating? How to Distinguish Chemistry vs. Compatibility

Chemistry is that initial rush at the beginning of the romance. It’s such a

passionate, quick, and powerful feeling that it’s easy to confuse

chemistry with compatibility.



















While chemistry is what initially attracts you to someone, compatibility is

looking beyond that initial stage of attraction and evaluating the way you

align with someone else’s lifestyle choices and values.


Chemistry and compatibility don’t always overlap. You might feel those

passionate feelings of chemistry with someone yet ultimately lack

compatibility.


However, compatibility is an essential part of an intimate and long-term

partnership. Paying attention to how compatib