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Levinger’s “Note on Need Complementarity in Marriage” has performed the valuable service of clarifying the conceptual basis on which the social-psychological construct of need complementarity rests. His own reformulation takes account of more permutations than does Winch’s system, and he has demonstrated that those who would pair people on the basis of needs must take account of complementarity, similarity, difference, compatibility, etc. In addition, he points out that no theoretical basis exists whereby needs may be paired, and we are agreed that attempted pairings have failed to predict social-psychological events.