Eldest child dating youngest child
As a middle kid myself (#swag), I can attest to the flexibility that is required of being in our position — particularly when you're part of a family of more than three kids and you don't even get the role of "middle kid" to yourself.
Studies show that middle children tend to be more laid-back and serve the role of the family peacekeepers.
It's not exactly a Taylor-Swift-music-video notion of romance, but it isn't completely invalid either.
The position that you're born into your family hugely shapes a lot of factors in your life.
Even if there isn't a scientific element to how birth order might affect your personality and preferences, there is an undeniable experiential element to it.
Think about it — the parents one child is born to are certainly not the same parents another kid is born into.
Middle kids are usually characterized as more easygoing, sociable, and willing to compromise.
But further studies show that the youngest in a family tend to be more creative, more attention-seeking, and generally more bold (and manipulative) socially than their older siblings.
By the time the youngest comes around, parents have generally relaxed a bit and loosened some expectations, giving younger children a bit of a larger world to navigate — all while learning from the mistakes of the other kids in the family.
Ah, only children — simultaneously the first, middle, and last-born child all at once.
Because of this, they basically become the oldest child squared.