tbh I broke up because of this issue - but what is your opinion?
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Having common interests are extremely important, especially at the beginning of a relationship. It establishes a real connection and gives you both a foundation of interest that you can lean on later down the relationship. But some people really think that their partner needs to be interested in all the same things. This is a ridiculous idea, mainly because they are of the opposite sex (not covering gays for this question), so the interest are meant to be not only different, but from a different perspective. My last girlfriend was from Japan, I'm from the United States. And we only had a few things in common. And as those commonalities helped pull us together, the real bond was having her teach me new things and new ideas while I did the same for her. If you date someone exactly like you, you'll get bored. You're already around yourself all the time, now just add an opposite version of yourself and then it just gets annoying. It's more important to take an interest in their interests and see if they can do the same for you. If you find someone who is willing to do that, then it doesn't really matter very much that you have a lot or just a little bit of item in common.