Just been thinking about this link; following that crazed thread the other week by that girl who got chatted up by Jodorowsky , and some hungover head scratching today when I was reminiscing about girls that I have known etc...
How much do you find that your romantic life tends to connect you with people who have the same tastes in art, music, literature and film as you?
From my experience, I've struggled a little when there hasn't been an interest in something a bit more offbeat musically - my last ex was into music, but not in the same way as me at all - because in some ways my social life revolves a lot around music and art, the same way I suspect it does for many of you.
The thing is, you'd expect that to mean I was keen to introduce someone to what I liked and share some of the stuff - after all, that's often the biggest joy with music, film and books, ain't it? There's nothing nicer than someone liking something you recommended.
And yeah, I did do that for a while, with my ex, and she was pretty keen to get involved, but after a while I got kinda protective of it - I guess I saw it as her trying to encroach on an aspect of my life which had always been confined to inside me or on the internet etc, cause no-one had really taken that much of a concerted interest in my music taste before. In a funny way, her being such a blank canvas who didn't have my acquisitional curiosity about music and only paid interest because she wanted to make me happy was a real stumbling block in the end...I guess.