Compatibility seems to be such a buzz word nowadays. I hear it over and over. Television, commercials, radio broadcasts, but what does it really mean? Compatibility is what makes us mesh with someone else. Here are a few of the important compatibility factors in a relationship:
Roles in the relationship- You both have a clear understanding of your separate roles in the relationship. For example, he cooks, she does the laundry. These roles are clear, but not static. There is always room for negotiation and re-working of the roles.
Intimacy outside of the bedroom- this includes; trust, support, and empathy for one another.
Sexual expectations-This facet of the relationship is discussed and agreed upon. Each partner knows the rules and respects what the other likes/dislikes.
Goals-You each have similar lifelong goals and dreams. You are both on the same path and have similar visions for the future.
Friendship-You genuinely like one another. There is laughter and smiles. You can rely on each other. There is little judgment and criticism.