This excerpt from Dr. Kevin Leman’s book, The Birth Order Connection, talks about the most compatible birth order pairings when it comes to relationships.
-only child and youngest
-first-born and youngest
The Potentially Problematic
-oldest to oldest
-oldest to middle
-middle child to middle child
-middle child to youngest
-youngest to youngest
The Absolute Worst
-only girl to only boy
-youngest female with no brothers and youngest male with no sisters
I’ve always been fascinated by how much birth order really does affect your personality and relationships. I definitely have the personality of an oldest, my brother definitely has the personality of a youngest. My mom is an oldest, my dad is a youngest.
I get along best with oldests in my friendships, and almost all my friends are first borns. But in relationships, the opposite holds true – I’m most compatible with youngests. Mr. Bee is actually a middle child, but the younger of twins, so there’s a unique kinda dynamic going on there. (Mr. Bee’s brother definitely has the personality of an oldest.)
What are you and your fiance’s birth orders? How much do you think your birth orders affect your compatibility?