Why "like Repels" and "Opposites attracts"?We all have heard the idiom "opposites attract" and it seem to be originated only after Greek philosopher Plato's laws of the affinity of Philia and Neikos (attractive force and repulsive force) but came into circulation only after 1850 with the phrase "like repels like, and opposites attract."
We all might have seen or experienced that the best couple has complete opposite characters like a short-tempered man with a soft-hearted wife, a thin man with a stout lady, a freak guy with a simple girl, a back with the white, a tall with the short, a reticent man with loquacious women, a rich with the poor, etc. It is also seen that when opposite meets it enhances them and completes them as a couple.
As opposite poles attract so also the opposite idiosyncrasy of a person. We fall in love with the person who is the very obverse of you. It may be what you call the work of God or supreme power to make a couple feel complete when they join together. What do the members feel about the phrase "people who are very different from each other are often attracted to each other?"
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