Post # 1
I was talking to someone about how my SO and I do not have a lot in common and it got me wondering what do you guys have in common with your SO? Pretty much all of his interests include sports, playing them, watching them, etc. We still have fun together and enjoy exercising and watching movies and just having family time. It seems to work for us but it got me wondering if most couples share a lot of interests.
Post # 2
- Wedding: July 2016 - His parents farm
We do a lot of outdoor activities together like fishing, hiking, dirt biking, trap shooting, etc. his own hobbies include trucks, fixing trucks, breaking trucks, building trucks haha you get the point and I mostly leave that to him while I enjoy reading, writing, biking, yoga, that kind of stuff so we share a good majority of interests together while having our own hobbies as well.
Post # 3
Umm… He likes to hunt and fish, so I do tag along with him when he goes. I got him hooked on Survivor and Big Brother; we enjoy watching those shows together.
Hobby-wise…not much. Regarding life…we have the same goals and such.
He does want me to learn how to golf! Ha, not coordinated for that 😉
Post # 4
We don’t have a lot in common, but we also have enough in common that it works perfectly.
We both hate public places, big crowds, like the outdoors, have very similar temperments. It just works. I don’t really care if my Fiance doesn’t like throwing pottery or history documentaries like I do. I don’t want to marry myself.
Post # 5
We both like eating, watching tv, hiking, exploring new places. We have similar values and easygoing natures. Most of our other hobbies are different, but we support each other.
Post # 6
In life goals and how we were brought up and our values beliefs are basicly the same.
Hobby wise- we both love fishing, camping, 4x4ing and going on drives to new places and BBQs and that’s about it!
He likes working on his car and doing things in his shed, and I like reading and crafty things. He is quite messy and I’m a neat freak- so I’d say we have more things not in common but in the core things (values, beliefs etc) we’re on the same page so the rest doesn’t seem to matter 🙂
Post # 7
We’re both athletic (playing and watching sports is fun for both of us). We both love animals. He has his unique interests and so do I. And that’s a good thing. We are both “weak” drinkers…lol and while we’ll accept invitations to go out etc with other couples or events – we both know when it’s time to leave without ever having to say anything to one another….we have a “look”. We share the same faith.
Post # 8
We are both big readers- something that made us interested in each other at the start. He actually gave me books on our first two dates! We also both like wine, so we’ve done a lot of wine tasting trips together. And we both like musical theater.
But other than that we are VERY different. He’s very intellectual and geeky. His tv preferences, book genre preferences, hobbies…. all of it is like the polar opposite of me. But all his good friends, who are very like him, have wives who I have a TON in common with. Seriously his best friend and his wife are basically a slightly older version of us. And all those relationships are awesome and rock-solid. So I think it bodes well for us 🙂
Post # 9
We have similar philosophies of life and goals and such. Otherwise, we’re super different. I’m a introverted nerd and he’s super practical with great people skills. he’s more of a homebody than I am. I’d rather go on one-on-one outings and he’d rather order in and watch sports. Blech. No music, movie, or food tastes in common.
Post # 10
We’re both foodies that love the outdoors and live music. We like craft beer, refurbishing furniture, DIY house projects, we have lots of common hobbies. The stuff that we didn’t have in common when we started dating, we did with the other and it has no become a common interest. He helps me with cakes and I like to go out to the shooting range with him as well. I like that he is thrifty like I am and would prefer to make something rather than buy it.
Post # 11
I enjoyed reading all your responses! I guess we actually have more in common than I thought since we do have similar values and beliefs and we both love animals and being outside and we share the same taste in movies and TV. But we have way different hobbies. He loves to golf and play soccer and I would rather read or go shopping lol.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2016 - Cellar 222
We both are respectful of the fact that we need “quiet or alone time.” Before I dated him, my partners would often get annoyed or hurt that I would come get done with school/practice and just want to chill on my own for a bit. He’s the first person who gets that I’m not trying to be mean or angry at him…I’m just an introvert and I need time to myself. He does too.
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church
My fiance and I have as much in common as we have not in common.
I’m religious, he’s not, but we share a sense of spirituality.
I like sports and he doesn’t, but we both love working out.
He likes the cold and I like the heat, but we both like to be outdoors.
Plus, we have come to appreciate each other’s interests, if not exactly adopt them as our own. I’ve come to see the draw to an action movie, and he has developed a certain taste for a good rom-com.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods
We have almost no mutual interests in common, but all of the big picture important things like moral values, how we view the world, religion, politics etc. We do like the same kind of movies/tv/video games etc and are both scientists, but otherwise we’re basically opposites. I call him my ‘perfect complement’. Where I’m weak, he’s strong and vice versa. We fit together perfectly. Yin and Yang.
Post # 15
My DH and I are quite different as well… but also very similar. We have all of the ‘big things’ in common. We have the same beliefs, values, wants in life. We’re both ambitious, hard-working, loyal and trust-worthy. When it comes down to interests, we each have our own, but some things we share (outdoor activities mostly).
Same with our personality… like aspects I mentioned before, we are a lot a like, and where we’re different I feel we compliment each other. I’m the planner, he’s the doer. I tend to worry, whereas he’s more laid back… things like that, we balance out.
The way I describe it is we have enough in common to make us work well together, but we’re different enough to keep it interesting.