You two think about things in similar ways, which is a great basis on which to develop a friendship. Even if you have different opinions, you'll have a great time debating the sides of the issue. You'll enjoy picking each other's brains from the very beginning, and you'll come to depend on your friend's perspective.
Even when your thinking is different, you'll complement one another well. You'll both feel as if you're on the same intellectual plane, or at least complementary ones. You won't worry about your pal's ability to understand something that you want to discuss, or that they're smarter than you. You'll both know that you're both intelligent individuals with your own mental strengths, and you'll like the way your minds work together. So don't stay on the superficial level. Go ahead and bring up controversial subjects; dig deeply into each other's minds, because that's a major connection between you.