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How to know if you're compatible with your partner

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to know if you're compatible with your partner

Compatibility is much talked about in relationships. This delicate aspect is what makes us feel that we have things in common with that person: similar ways of seeing and understanding the world, mutual understanding, that we engage sexually or in terms of opinions. For this reason, people tend to worry about whether they are compatible with their partner. At OneHowTo.com, we give you some tips so you can find out.

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Steps to follow:
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At the beginning of a relationship, there are many reasons to feel excited. Sometimes the desire to be with someone clouds our senses a bit, and we miss certain signs which indicate that there isn't compatibility. On the other hand, in other cases compatibility is very clear and can be seen for miles.

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It's good to know that compatibility has nothing to do with physical attraction. However, once detected, it could increase it. What we mean is that someone who may seem attractive, that you like physically and who inspires desire in you, may not be compatible with you at all as far as their way of seeing the world is concerned. This happens all too often.

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There is compatibility between two people when they communicate easily, one person understands what the other means and appropriate dialogue is established even if they don't share all the same views.

How to know if you're compatible with your partner - Step 3
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Compatibility does not mean thinking exactly the same, because that would be impossible. Every human being has their own thoughts and experiences. However, it has to do with similar ways of seeing the world, the future, life etc. - when this exists there is compatibility between the couple.

How to know if you're compatible with your partner - Step 4
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A compatible couple shares a similar lifestyle (again we're not talking about exactly the same, only points in common) so they have similar hobbies, tastes that can be combined or ways to enjoy free time that they agree on.

How to know if you're compatible with your partner - Step 5
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When there is compatibility in a couple there is also mutual understanding: you understand each other, you are friends, respect each other and accept the opinions of each other even when they are not the same and seek to learn from the other person's way of seeing the world. In a compatible couple communication flows very smoothly.

How to know if you're compatible with your partner - Step 6
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Another very important aspect is sexual compatibility, which brings together similar features, but on an intimate level. A couple who is sexually compatible will understand and satisfy each other's desires and will get pleasure from sexual encounters. Sex is a give and take, so you don't need to both like the exact same things but find common ground so that you both enjoy it.

How to know if you're compatible with your partner - Step 7
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It's normal that two people have certain incompatibilities, but if you have a relationship in which there is an almost complete lack of compatibility, the suggestion is to resort to dialogue to try to resolve the tensions and conflicts that this situation could generate.

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It is true that over the years mutual understanding and compatibility between two people can increase, but, when it does not exist, it's impossible to pull it out of a hat. So, if you and your partner are not all compatible, we suggest that you rethink the relationship and evaluate if it works properly and if it fills both of your expectations.

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