The Sunday News
WE tend to want to fit in with the person we are dating. Yes, we are all unique but we want to, as a couple, look united and as if we ‘‘fit’’. In a way it’s like relationship conformity. Kind of like how we tend to dress in a similar manner to our colleagues at work.
You conform to the environment that you’re in — so it’s only natural that when you’re dating someone, even automatically without knowing — you will start to change your style so that you blend in with them.
If it gets to the point where you have lost your sense of identity, then you have to wonder whether you are taking on these attributes because you’re really great as a couple, or because you want so desperately for the relationship to work that you need to change everything about yourself to fit in so it does. We see a lot of T-shirts with the caption ‘‘KING and QUEEN’’, ‘‘Bae’’, those type of goals. Some couples match in terms of colours or prints.
There are several reasons why most couples prefer wearing matching outfits. They include:
To Stand Out
Most couples would want to stand out especially at special events, and that is why they will put on matching clothes. The need to get noticed by those in attendance is a reason most couples wear clothes that match. This works because many in attendance will know that they are an item because of their matching outfits. Especially at weddings, charities; it would make more sense to be matchy.
A stronger bond in a relationship can force couples to do a lot of things. Rocking matching outfits helps portray how strong the bond in a particular relationship is. It shows how they understand each other better because one of them has to come up with the idea and they all accept. For some, it is one thing you can use to judge the kind of bond between two people. Eish! This makes one wonder, if there no matching outfits does that mean the bond ain’t that strong?
Sign of Unity
Putting on matching outfits can also be a symbol of unity in a specific relationship. Uniforms have been used as a sign of identification and togetherness in most institutions and forces. Uniformity brought about by putting on matching clothes, in this case, can help symbolise unity in a particular union. Many can tell how strong your union is because of how you are dressed.
The reason why they opt to wear matching outfits is to look cute and co-ordinated. They want to tell the world that they’re taken and are in a happy relationship. In South Korea, wearing matching outfits with your partner is a way of expressing love in a fashionable way. This however, just depends on the couple at hand. If your partner does not agree to match do not take offence. — Additional information from online sources.
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