Well, if you consider the traits often displayed in an oldest child (responsibility, "caretaker", less likely to be immature, etc), and the traits often displayed by the "baby" of the family (carefree, dependant, immature), then it could honestly go either way. I mean, some responsible people want to have a "project" - as in, someone to care for - but some don't take irresponsibility lightly and dislike it immensly. Some carefree people want the same in a mate - a wild soul that will fly by the seat of their pants right along side them, but others want (need) someone to help them stay at least halfway grounded in reality. So, really, it could go either way, depending on the particular people involved, and their personalities, values, and interests.
at 3:08 PM on Jan. 4, 2010