We have all heard certain types of stories, legends or ideologies that have to do with dualities, dichotomies, polarities and so on. The most common one might be the yin and the yang and all that comes with it like light and darkness, good and bad, etc. Indeed, certain things seem to have a deep link between each other, forming a kind of custom.

Things That Go Together in Pairs

Leaving the abstract and ethereal behind, certain material and everyday things seem to match perfectly together, to the point where we can barely conceive one without the other. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Food Items

Either because of their color, their flavor or their textures, certain food seems to have their own particular partners – another food with which they coexist in harmony in our minds. Do you agree with the following?

Milk & Cookies

Ice Cream & Cherry

Potatoes & Sour Cream

Bread & Butter

Tomato & Ham

Cheese & Macaroni

Wine & Cheese

Cereals & Banana

Peaches & Cream

Eggs & Toast

Fish & Chips

Beer & Hot Dog

Peas & Carrots

Beans & Chicken

Soup & Salad

Lawn & Sprinkler

Strawberries & Yogurt

Ice Cream & Cake

Peanut butter & jelly

Chocolate & Strawberries

To be continued…


Clothing or Household Things

When it comes to the clothes we wear and some of the stuff we have at home, you might have noticed there are certain things that seem to link well too. Check the table below and see if you agree.

Shoes & Socks

Bowties & Jackets

Chair & Table

Hats & Ties

Dresses & High heels

Window & Curtain

Glasses & Shirts

Bras & Pants

Sofa & TV

Boots & Jeans

Mop & Bucket

Wardrobe & Hanger

Flip-flops & Shorts

Lamp & Table

Pans & Oven

Iron & Ironing board

Records & Gramophone

Trainers & Nikes

Plants & Flowerpots

Polos & Shorts

To be continued…


Commercial Partners

Certain countries have won a reputation for being great commercial and trade partners, as well as some firms have established a long-lasting relationship with others. Let’s check the following list to see about it.

USA & Canada

Russia & Iran

Channel & Wertheimer

USA & Mexico


Page & Brin

China & Russia


Edison & J.P. Morgan

China & Japan

Virgin & Brussels Airways

Wright Brothers

Jobs & Wozniak

Gates & Allen

Williams & Stone

Hewlett & Packard


To be continued…



When it comes to the world of entertainment, we realize it is full of pairs that have made audiences cry and laugh for the last decades. Let’s take a look at some of them.

The fat & The thin

Peter Pan & Wendy

Pocahontas & John Smith

The good & The bad

Clark Kent & Lois

Mulan & Shang

Mickey & Minnie

Peter Parker & Mary Jane

Beast & Belle

Aladdin & Jasmine

Bugs Bunny & Lola Bunny

Tarzan & Jane

Simba & Nala

Robin Hood & Maid Marion

Brad & Angelina

Donkey & Dragon

Ariel & Eric

Hercules & Megera

Aurora & Philip

Prince & Cinderella

To be continued…



The world’s history is full of legendary figures and their matchers. Real or not, these names shall echo throughout the centuries, either for their love or their rivalries:

Cleopatra & Caesar

Hitler & Rommel

Sartre & Beauvoir

Achilles & Patroclus

Romeo & Juliet

Brumilda & Sigfried

Hellen & Paris

Zeus & Hera

Don Quixote & Sancho

Alexander & Hephaestion

Napoleon & Nelson

Plato & Aristotle

Hannibal & Scipio

Hector & Achilles

Lancelot & Guinevere

Borges & Bioy

Edison & Tesla

Allende & Pinochet

Kennedy & Khrushchev

Cleopatra & Marco Antonio

To be continued…



These mythical rivalries, real or fictional, are now part of our cultures and our worlds, deeply rooted in our understanding of life, and they will remain so for long.

Hannibal & Scipio

LeBron & Kobe

Holmes & Moriarty

Achilles & Hector

Coke & Pepsi

Batman & Joker

Napoleon & Wellington

Microsoft & Apple

Spiderman & Green Goblin

Mayweather & Pacquiao

Edison & Tesla

Spiderman & Venom

Messi & Ronaldo

Kennedy & Khrushchev

Hitler & Churchill

Professor X & Magneto

Thor & Loki

God & Devil

Merkel & Tsipras

Alexander & Darius

To be continued…


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