Estimating that there are the four prototypical couples…

Female te/Male TE
Female tE/Male Te
Female Te/Male tE
Female TE/Male te

…we might conclude that dating services would concentrate on matching up people with their complementary opposites.  Still, many people pair off with a partner that is not complementary in the ways that I am describing in this thesis.  For example, an artist couple, both high estrogen, might marry.

Consider that there may be a difference in procreation percentages among couples that are not complementary opposites as predicted by the theory vs. those that are.  For example, place two high-testosterone people together and it may become less likely they will have children.

The same would go for our artist couple.  Two high-estrogen mates, according to this thesis, would have children a smaller percentage of the time than if their estrogen levels were complementary opposites.

Second marriages that don’t have children might be marriages where the dynamic of complementary opposites are less engaged.  People might be more compelled to relax with someone that is similar rather than battle with their opposite.

If this hypothesis holds water, I’m not sure what the repercussions are.  If the coupling instinct compels us to bond and mate with opposites, in other words if there is a macro pattern to our attractions, then it seems society and our unconscious are closely allied in ways we’ve not considered up to now.  If the couples that don’t feel a deep desire to have children are the same couples that don’t match up with our four foundation couple prototypes, then there seems to be an extremely powerful unconscious rule guiding individuals not to procreate under specific circumstances.

This all feels fairly farfetched, though complementary to the main thesis.  It seems to me that couples outside the paradigm can still have children that make important contributions to the balanced polymorphism.  I wonder if there are patterns to these integrations of couples that don’t fit the four prototypes.  Consider what might be special about their children.  To me, the Theory of Waves thesis feels/seems elegant, subtle, complex and beautiful.  Still, there is room for far more of the same.


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