During my last relationship we shared a lot of similar musical interests and we introduced a lot of new bands to each other but there was always a handful of bands that despite how much each of us tried it just didn't happen. The problem was as well that we pretty much lived out of each others pockets so it was sometimes hard to find time to listen to those bands. When the relationship was over I kinda relished in the fact I could go back and catch up with all those great albums. It was like seeing long lost children from a previous relationship. And I know it was wrong to feel like that, it shouldn't be like that.
I remember a Bill Hicks quote that I'm going to have to take out of context a little to fit this but it works and it's true, the point basically is if you love someone shouldn't you love everything single little thing about them? It's a tough one.... when we all have our own tastes and not being identical to your partner is a great thing.. I mean this goes beyond music but music is a great example.
I guess it would be wrong to date someone who is pretty much your mirror but also not someone who is your complete opposite? Compromise? Creating temporary space to retain your own individuality? Does that sound wrong? Give up the things that you don't share an interest in? Is that a treat to individuality?
Obviously this question is aimed more towards those that live and breathe music.
If someone you are interested in just so happens to not like the kind of music you like how does this make you feel and what do you do about it? If anything?
I've only been in three long term relationships and all but the first where interested in exactly the same music, which is what we initially come together over. The first relationship there were differences but we found compromises and I could still handle listening to and seeing bands that I weren't interested in, yet these days I'm not sure I could do that again. I love my music and feel music tastes can be one of several signs of compatibility...