(Closed) Do you share interests with your SO? Are you completely different?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I think either situation can totally work!  My Fiance and I have quite a few things in common, but when I think back, they are mostly things that we’ve come to enjoy doing together over the years.  I don’t think we had many activities in common when we first started dating!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, us!!!

He likes zombies. I do not. He likes video games. I don’t. Those are kinda the big ‘things’. We generally like the same tv shows.

Food is our big discrepancy though. I like ethnic food and healthy cooking and he’s like, Mr. Grilled Cheese and Chicken Soup guy. And hot wings

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We are pretty different!  He’s super adventerous and outdoorsy and I’m a indoor homebody, lol. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We have a LOT in common, but some stuff that is soooooooooo different…mostly chore related i.e: he doesn’t mind vacuuming, I’d rather not.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We don’t necessarily share all the same hobbies or have the same personalities, but we really work WELL together. It helps that we try and take a genuine interest in the others’ favorite things though – I didn’t go on the ski trip this year, but I made him give me a full photo show on the big screen. I think I got 50 million points that day. He is encouraging and supportive of my art projects. it’s nice to know I have at least one fan!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Same here!

Me: art and design, crafty projects, reading books, love to cook, clean, animal lover

FI: management, huge movie and sports lover, allergic to dogs 🙁

We also share a lot of food differences: he doesn’t like chocolate, crunchy peanut butter or coffee, while those are my favorites…

But we are both similar in ways like you mentioned: like to be outdoors, same political beliefs, we both met on a mission trip and have a lot of the same moral/family values, both love to talk and communicate, etc…so I think it’s great to have a balance between both!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We do pretty much everything together… We met in our activities, and I started taking interest in some of his activities and him in some of mine…
I still read a lot though, and he enjoys the Internet way more than I do, so we do get our “alone” time, even if we don’t need that as much as other people might.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i tried the opposites attract thing with my ex…. and it just didn’t work for me. after that i wanted someone that i have things in common. maybe not everything, but enough.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

My fiance and I are a good balance of things.

He is a math teacher, I hate math.

I’m going to school for English/writing and photography haha.

We both looove games, like boggle, scrabble, card games, etc. So there we are very similar. We both like working out, especially in “fun” ways like biking, roller blading, swimming etc. 

He’s a runner, I can’t stand running.

He likes Macs I like PCs.

He’s messy, I’m neat.

I like coffee, he only drinks it if he’s tired.

He likes video games, I hate them.

He likes family guy, I like ANTM (he fell asleep when I made him watch it with me).

He likes eating out, I like cooking at home.

I like driving, he likes letting me drive (win win!!)

He’s half-deaf, and I love to talk hahahaa. that always makes for laughs.

yeah we’re very half and half. We differ enough to make things interesting, but we also like enough of the same things where it’s easy to decide what to do. I can’t wait to go camping together this summer and I was so excited that he wants to do that with me.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think we balance each other out well.  We both share a ton of things in common but we both like our individual stuff too

We love doing stuff like museums,parks,dog parks,walks,zoo,science center etc

we both love astronomy/cosmology,science,history,etc

we both love fine dining and we both love to eat

 

where we are different is that we both like different music, he hates wine, i love it

he is more outspoken, i am not

 

i wouldnt change anything about the way we are.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@miss-spunkin — my FI and I have had many debates over Macs vs. PCs…we think it’s pretty hilarious

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We have similar future goals in live but we have pretty different interests.  It works out well, and gives us each our own things to do when we aren’t together.
 

  • We both like video games, but different types.  I like mario he likes shooter games.
  • We have completely different music tastes. 
  • Usually can’t agree on TV shows/Movies.  We have to alternate who gets to choose for the movie
  • I’m a picky eater, he likes to eat lots of different things
  • He loves science, I think it’s incredibly boring.
  • He wants to build a computer and talk about all the parts he’s planning on buying….and I want him to just be quiet about it.
  • He likes to go camping and I won’t stay in less than a 4 star hotel.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My FI and I do share a lot of the same interests — reading, gaming (video and board), movies, tv, etc. However, within those interests we tend to enjoy different things. For example, I like puzzle games and my FI loves RPGs. I will read pretty much anything, but he mostly reads fantasy.

I think it works well for us like this. We expose each other to things we probably wouldn’t find on our own!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

FI and I have merged our interests in the time that we have been together.

I like football and he likes basketball…..so he watches with me when the Carolina Panthers play, and I watch the playoffs with him.

We both like to read….he reads work stuff while I like any and everything….so we read together.

We both are homebodies

He likes motorcycles and I like watching him on his motorcycle Wink

He is a suit and tie kind of guy while I am definitely a jeans and flip flops kind of girl….so every now and then he breaks out the jeans and ripped t-shirt for me and I rock the nice dress and heels for him…

We have the same value system, the same background as far as how we were raised, religion, etc. So even though some of our interests are different…at the core we are the same and that’s important to both of us.

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