If you ask your potential mate if he or she is the first, middle, last or only child, you can tell a lot about how he/she may feel, behave or think.
There is research that suggests that birth order reflects a pattern of traits, and birth order has been studied since the 1920s.
An instructor at Grub Street Writers in Boston, Schumann helped design and run their program for debut authors, "The Launch Lab." Through PEN New England, she runs writing classes in the Massachusetts prison system.
Their best match is a younger sister with brothers for siblings, as she is likely to be looking for someone who is a natural leader like her brothers.
She can also understand why he acts the way he does, as she is surrounded by male family members.
Some people believe that birth order is not very important and is only one piece of a larger puzzle related to development of personality.
There appear to be some key qualities for each birth position that do exist across the board.