With your contrasting personalities come differences in opinions. You might not always see eye to eye when it comes to certain things. You may not even like the same things. But there is going to be some common ground as well. You may drive each other crazy, but love each other equally intensely as well. This isn’t characteristic to your relationship alone. So what really determines how compatible you are and if you two can actually have a happily ever after?

1. You have a few common interests

Your line of work, religious or political views, and many other things may be different, but at the same time, you must share common interests as well. Be it food, music, travelling or practically anything at all. Having something in common is essential to your relationship. You get to do stuff together, and spending time with each other only nurtures your bond. You get to know each other a little better and would always have something to talk about. Even if you’re running out of things that you could do together, you can always discover more of them.

2. You share the same principles

If you’ve religious differences, it’s better to assess early on in the relationship if you can actually coexist with such differences, without any arguments or discomfort. Both of you should be able to practice your beliefs without any objections from the other. You should be on the same page regarding the people in your life and the way you treat them. And how important things like honesty, integrity and truth are to the both of you. Neither of you should have to compromise on the things you hold reverent. If you can gracefully accept the differences and appreciate the similarities, you can have a healthy relationship.