Dating great guy but no chemistry

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Chemistry versus compatibility Compatibility usually corresponds to the long-term potential between a couple.

You like the same food, you’re into the same music and share the same sense of humour; in fact, you get on so well you believe you’re the perfect match.

It can be described in the terms of mutual feelings - "a connection, a bond or common feeling between two people", or as a chemical process - "[it] stimulates love or sexual attraction...brain chemicals are definitely involved".

Like Allen, from your last job, who was crazy about you.

Essentially compatibility is the similarities between lifestyles and values that make the relationship work without too much forcing or compromising on anyone’s part.

On the flip side of the coin, you don’t enjoy the same social activities, you have the opposite taste in music and you can’t agree on what restaurant to go to for dinner however, you’re so physically attracted to each other you’re convinced you’ve never/will never feel this way about anyone ever again.

The first kiss was so amazing you were overcome with starry-eyed dreaminess and there were imaginary fireworks going off around you, it’s just a shame you had nothing to talk about over dinner.

Or was it the other way around; loads in common but the butterflies and physical attraction just wasn’t there?

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