"Superman and Wonder Woman: Are They A (Super) Power Couple?" By Dr. Helen Fisher

With the news of Superman and Wonder Woman’s budding relationship, we wanted to examine the compatibility and their chances at a long-term relationship. Is the new power couple more like Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson or Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries? We called in our Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Helen Fisher, to weigh in on the personalities of each superhero.

First, we asked her about both Superman and Wonder Woman’s individual personalities:


“An acute sense of justice and fairness are traits linked with the testosterone system in the brain.  So Superman’s affiliation with the “Justice League” is an immediate tipoff to his personality type:  a high testosterone male. Most important, this “Man of Steel” saves people he doesn’t know. Known as ‘heroic altruism,’ this willingness to confront severe danger to save a stranger is linked with elevated levels of testosterone. Directors want to be needed, to help, to fix the problems of the world.  Superman personifies this primitive male role: the protector.”

Wonder Woman:

“Wonder Woman exudes qualities built by estrogen. This type is compassionate and nurturing; they seek peace and harmony, as Wonder Woman does. Estrogen is linked with verbal skills, with intuition, and with the ability to read faces, postures, gestures and tone of voice. Wonder Woman has these elevated estrogen qualities– but she’s no doormat. She is highly independent, like many women.  Moreover, with her social skills, she can be cunning. And she will fight. It is this genuine warrior spirit within a beautiful, tenderhearted woman that makes her the embodiment of all high estrogen women– and a mystifying creature to most men.”

After assessing their personalities, we wondered– could such different heroes have the potential for a long-term relationship?

Are They A Match?

“Superman and Wonder Woman are a classic match, as a very high testosterone male and a very high estrogen female.  They also have many cultural and biological traits that will fuel their romance. People also tend to fall in love with those of the same background.  Although Superman comes from a different planet, while Wonder Woman harks from an isolated island, both are aliens to our modern world. More important, Superman and Wonder Woman share the same values and goals: They are both dedicated to truth and justice and both fight evil to save the good—traits shared by both the high testosterone and high estrogen type. Lastly, both value independence.”

What About Their First Kiss?

“A great first kiss can be thrilling—and trigger feelings of intense romantic love, due to the way the brain responds to novelty.  If their first kiss is novel and exciting, it might push Superman and Wonder Woman over the threshold toward falling in love.”

“In fact, the first kiss can be dangerous. Because as you kiss, you can see your partner clearly, as well as smell, taste, hear and feel them.  Instantly these messages from your senses provide vivid data about the other person’s health and their state of mind–whether they are rough and impatient or tender and calm.”

“But if Superman and Wonder Woman like their first kiss, their kisses may trigger even deeper feelings for one another. Kissing among long-term partners produces feelings of trust and attachment. As Superman and Wonder Woman have their first kiss, they embark on one of nature’s oldest- and most exciting- journeys. A kiss is far more than just a kiss, its nature’s way to start a partnership.”

Well there you have it– Superman and Wonder Woman have potential to be one of our world’s greatest (super) power couples!

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  • http://cyclingfreak.wordpress.com Dale

    Interesting little PR puff piece.

    What about Wonder Woman being from a society made up exclusively of immortal women and who “seek pleasure among themselves”

    Are we to believe that the Princess, a warrior in her own right from such a society would match perfectly with a high testerone, primitive male protector ?


  • Mohamed

    Batman : I will give it 7 month.
    Flash : till they get married ??
    Batman : Till they Break Up ..

    • lonewolf

      lol you sir get a win for that comment – could actually see bats saying that lol

  • Elle

    Cute puff piece written by someone who doesn’t know a thing about either character.

    You seem to have forgotten that Superman was raised as a human being as Clark Kent and has, for 75 years, been in love with Lois Lane, in part,, because she is a human and he doesn’t actually view himself as being “above” us.

    Diana was raised in a world of women and her duty is to bring peace to the world of man and eventually return to Paradise Island.

    Honestly…this entire match makes them both look shallow. It’s all very “oh I have to be with the hottest most powerful person” as opposed to what is on the inside. Plus it’s a snooze. Don’t really see the appeal of two perfect people hooking up.

    Personally, I call this a fling and still root for Clark Kent and Lois Lane. much better romance that has stood the test of time for a reason.

  • nenya

    they’re terrible together

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