Birth order and compatibility in dating
What is at work here is the opposites-attract-and-are-good-for-each-other factor.
The first born teaches the last born little things that may be lacking, such as being organized and having goals, while the last born helps the first born lighten up and not take an overly serious approach to life.
She said: "Look, I want to be your wife, not your mother.
I took no part in this research so I can't be accused of making this claim because that happens to be the match Sande, my first-born wife, and I have. First-born females are often mothering types and last-born males often need mothering.
Marrying in your own birth order can lead to problems, so the question is, What is the best combination for a happy marriage?
From my own counseling experience, I draw this general guideline: For a happy marriage, find someone as opposite from your birth order as possible.
At the same time, the middle child can be a vexing paradox.
Middle children grow up having to learn to negotiate, mediate, and compromise, but they can also be secretive and play it close to the vest with their emotions.