I mean I've dated girls who I have a lot in common with and girls I've had nothing in common with and for me it was much the same.
People always say having a lot in common is a good thing, personally I feel it could be actually quite boring, I mean my interests are games, music, films/television etc... and I know most of them inside out, can someone really have a conversation with me about something I pretty much know everything about? It'd either go that they have conflicting thoughts or they'd completely agree and it'd not go very deep.
Whereas dating someone with interests I know nothing about, if someone talks to me about something I know nothing about or had no interest in it could actually be interesting to hear about their views and so on. Again they could have interests that bore you to tears...
As I said, I don't really discriminate over peoples interests... I'm quite open minds. But do you think it's better to have a lot in common, a bit in common, or do you not care and just go for whoever takes your fancy?
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I think it depends on attitude. If you're both willing to share and get into what the others' doing you're in for lots of fun. Things won't get boring easily because one's knowledge and interests may be a whole new world for the other. The downside would be that each one needs patience and an open mind to try it and there may be some interests/activities the other dislikes. It can require lots of energy too, and depending on the occasion he/she might not be willing to dive in.
On the other hand, having interests in common guarantees an easy way to share an activity both parties enjoy, and makes it easy to have stuff to talk about. (might backfire if someone seems to know all about it like you mention though).
I'd say balance is the best. That way you can share and dive into new stuff but if it gets tiring/awkward/not enjoyable you can always go back to what you both like.
I think every couple is like that, anyway. In most cases there will be some interests in common and some that will be new for the other.0