We don't have to have identical interest in music though it would certainly give us something to connect to/talk about. But I'm not going to say that it doesn't matter at all because it does.
I'm a music addict and I'm actually open to a lot of genres so if we don't even have one in common or he's into the ones that I hate then it just won't work... But it's not like we have to agree on each and every single one of them.
I'd say it's a lower fact. If he likes the same type of music I like, I think it's great. But if he doesn't, I'm OK with that. I only would see a problem if he listens to music with racist, sexist, xenophobic or homophobic content.
It doesn't matter to me. I have very eclectic taste. In fact, it would be nice if my partner introduced me to be things. I love that aspect of a relationship, whether it is music or some other interest of theirs.
I voted minimal because I have been with 2 white dudes and one was into heavy metal and the other was into new wave from the 80s. my other bfs have been into rap and hip hop mostly, like me so it wasn't a factor
A little. Of course I'd prefer it if we liked the same stuff, it makes for easier car rides, haha. My girlfriend and I agree on most 90s rap and R&B, so that's where we connect. I'm trying to expand my horizons a little in recent years, so I'm trying to get into some other genres like rock and EDM. She likes some of the EDM, but she's not really much into the music. The only thing I absolutely positively could not deal with is country music. Holy fuck, nothing makes me want to put a bullet in my brain quite like country music and the accompanying culture. It's just the exact opposite of everything I know and stand for. http://d2ws0xxnnorfdo.cloudfront.net/meme/596569
Huge factor for me. Music does has to do a lot with compatibility. I mean, she doesn't need to listen exactly to the things that I listen but at least appreciate music that goes in the same vein as genres I listen to.
For example I tried dating a girl that was huge in the rastafari culture so she listened only to reggae and roots music (while I listen to metal, rock, jazz, etc). Wow was I wrong, we were polar opposites on pretty much everything so it definitely wasn't something that wasn't going to work. Now, if I meet a girl that listens to soul music or folk music for example, it doesn't differ much to what I listen to, even experimental music or electronic. There are genres that get along with and others that just come from completely different cultures/backgrounds. That's my take on this at least.