This week: As year-end top 10 lists emerge, you discover that you don’t like your significant other’s musical taste.
The question: Is that a deal-breaker?
Taste matters. Books, movies, music, where to go for dinner—if you can’t get along the majority of the time, it’s going to be rough going. If they love top 40 and your musical taste is guided solely by blogs, good luck on sharing the finer things in life. And by finer things I mean Friday road-trip playlists, Monday morning playlists, Sunday cuddling playlists and a general agreement on whether a festival lineup sucks. Besides, that moment of “I love them too!” when you’re looking through someone’s iTunes? The best. – Emily Van Zandt