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Do Chronotypes Really Matter for Romantic Relationships?

In a word, yes, chronotypes can matter for relationships. However, the mechanisms behind chronotype similarity and relationship satisfaction are complex.

  • Couples who have similar chronotypes, for example both morning types or both evening types, are more likely to be satisfied with their relationships than those who have different chronotypes (e.g., morning type and evening type).
  • Having different chronotypes could be beneficial in some cases like taking turns to care for a young child. While one partner sleeps at her normal hours, the other could be “on duty” to watch over their child.

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Chronotype similarity may be influenced by time spent with a partner, and that often involves problem-solving for people who manage busy or inflexible daily schedules. 

A person’s chronotype is essentially the time in which she/he prefers to be awake and active.

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