Monday, January 23, 2012
I Assassin Down The Avenue
Earlier today, the always-awesome Nick brought up a topic that I've been in many discussions about through the years. Hell, it even came up on here once or twice.
It's the importance of musical tastes in relationships.
Do partners who have similar tastes in music have a better chance of lasting?
And do most of us pick partners with the same tastes - is it a make-or-break issue?
For me personally, yes.
My long-term relationships have all been with guys who liked at least a good portion of the same things I did. One ex appealed to my metal side. Another jokingly(?) nicknamed me "rock pig", but we shared a love of music in general and had a great time at concerts. My eclectic tastes can sometimes make this easier - I'm pretty varied, and if a dude can introduce me to new sounds to love? Perfect.
But if there are no similarities in our tastes.... if he's not someone I can go to live shows with, blast my songs in the apartment for us both to enjoy, or he mocks my choices because he has shitty taste in music (by my own damn standards, of course)... then it will not work.
Trust me. I've tried. (Sorry 'new gangsta rap', dude. You didn't know who Neil Young was. G'bye.)
Am I alone in this way of thinking?
I know many couples who perhaps aren't as music-obsessed, and their tastes are extremely varied from each other. And yet, it works. For them.
What about you, reader-folks?
Can you (and would you) date someone who is your musical polar opposite?
A Monday thought for ya. Discuss.