“You need a more substantial foundation to build a relationship on than just similar interests. There has to be a deeper connection. Couples who share the exact same personal tastes, personal drives and personalities are doomed to fail. When your partner is basically a clone of yourself, you need to reevaluate your relationship. Relationships need challenges and, every once in awhile, a conflict, to shake things up, level the playing field. Perfectly agreeable partners don’t exist in real life, nor should they exist. Nothing is more annoying than having someone agree with every single thing you say.
This is why Zoe and Wade work so well together. They don’t share much in common on a superficial level – she likes French films, he likes demolition derbies – but they share a connection on a deep personal level.”