Dating according to birth order

According to William Cane, author of , "birth order explains how sibling rank (firstborn, middleborn, lastborn, only child) affects personality” and how you interact with others, both socially and romantically.

While I’m not suggesting you break up with your significant other if the information below deems you two “incompatible,” figuring out your birth-order personality can be useful (and fun! Just don’t try to interpret compatibility based on birth order astrology ... Here’s what you should know about birth order and how it can affect your love life. you’re probably organized, ambitious, confident and dominant.

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Because you’re likely to be organized and successful, your partner will probably come to rely on you.

That said, you may need to work on spontaneity and fighting your natural aversion to risk. you’re probably very social, good at compromise and a bit rebellious.

And spending time with older people introduced you to grown-up humor and sensibility at an early age, so you're probably fun and funny.

You don't feel the need to plan or take charge because you're used to someone else doing it for you.

Your parents have lived and learned at the hands of your older siblings, so they're more likely to let you do your thing.

Chances are you're up for anything — a result of not really having a say as a kid.

Not to mention your communication skills are A-plus.

You're sensitive to the needs of those around you, but beware: many only children often achieve "super firstborn" status, meaning these traits are amplified.

Go ahead and add "failed relationships" to the long list of things you can blame on your parents.

Turns out that where you fall in your family’s sibling hierarchy can play a pretty significant role in your relationships.

As your parents' only child for a stretch, it’s likely your achievements were celebrated as there was no competition for attention.

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