Professional Musicians often have a major passion for their music and have a hard time relating to non-musicians on an intimate level because they do not share this passion for music.While some musicians are alright with dating non-musicians, they still want to date somebody who respects their music and finds it interesting to talk about.Participate in social-networking sites that cater to musicians.
For a start it usually happens in a pub or club, which means you’re senseless with booze and have to shout, thereby steamrollering any nuance in what you have to say and rendering your best-laid conversational zingers as blithering drunktalk. If you’re single, and you’re introduced to another single person, you’re inclined to project a desperate sort of I-am-potentially-available-for-sex version of yourself, which may have precious little to do with your actual personality. Actually, that’s not true: dating sites merely defer the agony until the first date.
“A lot of dating sites are boring,” says co-founder Alex Parish, a web developer and part-time musician. But with Tastebuds you have this easy route in.” Launched in summer 2010, the site now has 10,000 users, though Parish says he doesn’t know how many of those people – if any – have gone on actual dates after meeting on Tastebuds.
You can certainly see the mainstream potential, though the concept of music-powered dating raises a number of questions.
An eye patch, perhaps, or a comedy Groucho Marx glasses-and-moustache. Presumably if there’d been a ‘recoil in horror’ function or a ‘point and laugh’ button I’d have scored quite highly. In all honesty, Tastebuds is a dazzlingly slick and intuitive site with enormous potential for growth. What kind of relationship ever blossomed on that basis?
Then there was Shaunee, who looked like a nice person, but you know, again with the Jamiroquai. What if ‘our song’ ended up being something off ‘A Funk Odyssey’? But no, my inbox remained bafflingly free of flirtatious emails with lots of x’s on the end. It’s one of those ultra-simple ‘why didn’t I think of that?