Friendship Compatibility Results

Part 3: Personal Priorities

Compare your results with your friends':

Love-Love: With Love and Love both so focused on finding a life partner, there's less time for quality together time. However, Love and Love are great supports for each other right now, since both understand why love is such a high priority and why a date is usually more important than a girls' night out. You're also both ready, willing and able to listen to each other's dating stories, commiserate when necessary, speak up when you know a seeming Mr. Right is really the wrong match and help each other get over heartbreak. However, it's important for both of you to continue to make new friends. If one of you hooks up romantically before the other, your friendship will be tested, and the still-single Love will benefit from having another close Love-focused friend in her life.

Love-Family: When one friend is focused on finding a partner (Love) and one friend is already coupled (Family), there is risk of jealousy and resentment, especially if the coupled friend isn't sensitive to her love-seeking friend's plight (or if Love decides it's okay to cancel plans with Family for a man). Love needs daily contact and connection that Family may take for granted. These issues should be discussed and worked through. Love and Family may find that spending time alone, without Family's romantic partner, makes sustaining the friendship easier. Still, you may end up seeing less of each other and, over time, becoming less close. Both of you will benefit from making other like-minded friends.

Love-Career: Love's and Career's different views on life may make for a spicy, interesting friendship, but you'll have to work hard to keep your bond strong. No doubt you became friends either long before your present priorities developed or because you share an interest in something outside the worlds of dating and work. Now, whether your friendship continues and grows stronger depends on the quality of each of you as a friend.

Love-Self: Love and Self may seem like opposites, but this is a friendship that can withstand the tests of time. As long as Love doesn't date around the clock and as long as Self isn't bitter about romantic relationships, Love and Self can spend quality time together, exploring new interests and perhaps pursuing personal growth. Love must be careful, though, not to date so much that Self begins to feel abandoned (hey, Love, no going out with Self just because you don't have a date!).

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