Posted on: Sep 06 2017

19 Things You Shouldn’t Have in Common With Your SO



Image via the Odyssey
Image via the Odyssey

When it comes to relationships, you automatically assume it’s great to have a lot in common. Sure, it’s awesome to be able to talk about the same movies, books, and interests and find a common ground, who wouldn’t want that in a relationship?

But when it comes to having things in common, there are some things you want to avoid at all costs. Yeah, there are the no brainers, like you don’t want to have the same family members PRE marriage (yikes). But there are some things that you wouldn’t identify as problems.. until you come face to face with them.

You see, if you’re indecisive, and you date someone that is also indecisive, how will you EVER decide on anything? It will just be awkward “well, what do you want to dos?” over and over again until you implode. So when looking for a partner, try and avoid having the following 19 things in common. Seriously, if you don’t listen to us, you’ll only regret it in the end.

You shouldn’t have any of these 19 things in common with your SO:


Things that stress you out. I freak out over planning and my SO is chill about that, he stresses out over missing flights and is a bit of a hypochondriac and I’m calm in those situations. I’m glad we balance each other out in those kinds of situations.


Recessive genetic disorders.


An employer. My wife and I are both software engineers, but we’ve made it a point never to work for the same employer at the same time. In a field where startups fail, big companies can go under, and layoffs happen, this has been valuable insurance; at no time have we both been out of work.