Normally I wouldn't put any comment in that thread, but the last post made me think.. Is it a really important for you to have a partner who enjoys the same music as you do? I would never put it as a main factor. Of course people could be different depend on music they enjoy (and as Vossyrus said the music a person listens to reveals a lot about that person), but the realtionship is something more I think. It happens that even if we both (my partner and I) like metal we like different bands. I also listen to different stuff alone like jazz, rock, even pop etc. I don't look like a metal chick and we hardly talk about music at home. We have different passions, different interests and sometimes different opinions. I like he does accept my way of being and I let him enjoy whatever he wants (as long it is not another girl ) Somehow we are happy in the relationship. Common passion? Does it need to be one?