Do you think it is essential to have to same likes as your partner?

Do you think it is essential to have to same likes as your partner?

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  • If she isn't a gamer or watches anime... i dont think it would go well, I'm the stay in doors kind of person, I dont drink or smoke and I'm still a virgin so girls usually have a problem with that even if they had what i wanted I believe they would still have a problem lol, I believe a different person will bring some new things into your life negative anand positive, we grow when we meet difference as well

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  • While you should have at least a few shared interests, you will be healthier if you each have some interests of your own as well.

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  • I don’t think so, personally I think is boring when two people have too much in common. When the two are different, you get to learn new things with them, to understand them, to appreciate them and to love them as they are. To me that type of relationship is more fun and fulfilling.

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  • Yes, many of the main things that you enjoy doing.

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  • There should be some overlap

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  • it doesn't have to be similar but connected

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  • Likes as in hobbies - definitely not, as it's nice to learn and challenge eachother witn the varying hobbies and interests that you two have. Likes as in the same taste of moral values, perspective, goals, life routine... yes, as it's helpful to be with someone who shares the same mindset as you.

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  • No, not at all. You just have to have enough in common that you can get along with them. You should also try out some of their likes (and they should yours. You might just find something new that you like, having something else in common with your partner too!

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  • Yes, at least some. You don't have to like everything the same, but you need to be able to have fun together I think.

    Respecting your partner's interests also goes a long way. My ex loved music and loved knowing tons of facts about it. I liked the music and didn't care much for the facts, but I still really enjoyed listening to him telling me all about them.

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  • The differences can be quite interesting, what better than your partner convincing you to do something with him that you wouldn't do as you feel it's not safe? You know he won't let anything happen to you so you could share and encourage each other to experience a lot of new things.

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  • I think it is extremely important to have common interests, however; I beleive that each person should have their own interests as well that are not necessarily shared by their partner.

    Opposites attract..

    Who wants to be in a relationship with their clone?

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  • I think it would definitely make the dating phase easier, because then you are not trying to come up with things to interest each other, or spending time doing things only one of you enjoys, because you have the same interests. Of course, you would want to engage with each other throughout the activity, but I think it would be easier to enjoy yourself when you know your partner is enjoying themselves too. Similar likes would make quality time more engaging for both partners.

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  • Similar but not exact. The picture you chose just reminded me of this movie scene https://youtu.be/W5i3g0RDp_g

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  • It matters to have at least a couple things that you like to do together besides just intimacy, otherwise the relationship won't last. I don't think I could be happy with someone long term if they weren't interested in some sort of games, whether it is board games, table top RPGs, or video games. I want more from an SO than just intimacy.

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  • yes absolutely for me personally i enjoy sharing things i love with them knowing they love it as well. we dont have to like the exact same things, but to have similar interests is a must for me

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  • Not essential, but having things in common is part of what makes good chemistry and helps a relationship grow. On the other hand, one could also argue that opposites attract and that it is of no significance at all to have much in common.

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  • Not for everything, but some things should overlap. There's nothing better than doing the things you love with the person you love.
    I enjoy making art on my own.
    My guy likes to watch political videos.
    We both game together.

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  • She is not required to like the kind of music I do or visiting the theatre or going to operas, but it is welcome.

    It's important to be able to have conversation with her with sentences that are longer than 4 or 5 words.

    It's a lot easier to list the things she absolutely shouldn't be doing, we can work out the kinks on the way.

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  • Well, there's got to be some common ground. You can't exactly date someone if you're nothing alike. I mean you can still have different interests and all, but still.

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  • Quite essential. You'll have to bond some way or other. In order to do that, gotta have same interests.

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  • Partners don't have to be exactly alike but they should have at least some shared intetests. People change overtime. But it is important that they share the same values.

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  • Yes. Not all but some. You gotta have something to talk about.

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  • You and your partner don't have to have all of the same interests or hobbies but some overlap ensures that you will always have stuff in common that you both love to do and can enjoy together.

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  • Having same likes will make doing "your" things boring with time if you want to stick to them and having uncommon likes will make it difficult to anything at all. So the likes should be different but not incompatible for the two involved.

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  • No. What's important is whether or not you are compatible in life choices. Do you want marriage, do They? Do you believe in premarital sex, do They? Abortion, do they? Otherwise, you should not date them just because you have the same interest. It just mean that you have something to enjoy and talk about. Liking music and playing games is not going to pay bills or help raise children when you have them. Immature people focus on hobbies and interest. Mature people worry about religion, faith, politics, etc. You can learn more about them by what they are into which is important. But you should not be upset with a person who likes golf just because find it boring. Worry about porn consumption use, and other things that would go against your morals and values. Because these things hurt your relationship. Not a disagreement on golf, and you have to be crazy to get mad because of a sport.

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  • not everything but if you're completely different people then that can get a bit tricky. I think some common ground is important

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  • Lol tbh it would just make things in the relationship easier but it is not really a necessity if u get what i mean

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  • Hobbies, interests and such?
    No, I do not think it is essential to match your partner in those, in fact I think it is preferable if you don't.

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  • It’s great to have some shared interests but to also have your own things you like doing so you still maintain your identity as an individual independent of the relationship as well.

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  • Not essential but it helps to have plenty of things in common. OK, you don't want to necessarily like everyhinf they do. That might be a bit boring, but it would be even worse if you didn't have some common likes and interests.

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  • Yeah I mean you need something in common. I think though it's most important to share a similar sense of humor or at least find each other funny.

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  • Hell to the no! I already have someone who has all my interests: ME! When she and I don't have the same interests, it pushes us both out of our comfort zones.

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  • Its essential we have things in common otherwise sooner or later it will fail because we run out of things to say or do.

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  • You definitely need some common interests, but you don't need to always like the same things.

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  • If you don’t, then you can’t do much together without annoying the other one.

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  • Yess, it's awesome to have some of the same interests.. But not everything thou...

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  • It would be better if there’s some in common but not necessary.

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  • I don't think so.
    Because if two of the partners have indifferent likes and thoughts, then it may lead u too enjoy the surrounding in two different ways.

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  • It is not only unessential, but it is unlikely, I’ll advised,, and unimportant- big time.

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  • Not all, but I think having a few would help in terms of connecting more and having more to talk about.

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  • No. There probably ought to be some common ground but not everything

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  • I prefer some shared interests and some not shared interests. If everything was exactly the same than either partner would experience anything new..

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  • Who is else going to be my team mate in Smash Brother Ultimate?

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  • Same likes no, same values yes. And compatible sexuality also is essential

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  • Sime interests need to be the same or you won't have any fun around each other. At the same time you need to have separate interests.

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  • Some like should be the same but not all you want them to be compatible to you not a carbon copy

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  • If she's into the same genre of music that I'm following, there we're talking.

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  • Opposites attract is not an absolute truth, I need to know my partner connects with me, not just allows me to be me.

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  • Not necessarily, I’m a lifelong gamer and I would love a girl that’s also a gamer but it’s not a deal breaker

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  • Some similar interests but not all similar interest

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  • at least a few... you need some activities you enjoy doing together

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  • Similar but not exactly the same. A bit of variety is good.

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  • It is not essential but it sure helps the realtionship along.

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  • Yes somethings must be common otherwise takes several years to know your partner

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