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I thought I’d sign up and find out if Tastebuds could be the social web’s next big thing, or just a clever gimmick.
Trouble is, I’m married, so I couldn’t exactly play it straight, in case (yes yes, staggeringly unlikely, I know) I got some actual attention. Parish told me the site’s users are predominantly indie-rock types: the most frequently selected artists are Radiohead, The Smiths, Arcade Fire, Animal Collective.
Unfortunately, I like those artists too and I couldn’t run the risk of meeting someone with whom I had anything in common.
So I pretended to be into acts only a maniac could love: Jamiroquai, The Lighthouse Family, Son Of Dork, and Afroman of ‘Because I Got High’ fame.
While not strictly an alternative dating site, Match is still a top choice among our experts because of their massive size and comprehensive search features.
Match has more than 23.5 million members, and you can narrow down your dating preferences as much as you want, including musical interests and lifestyle habits.
Some of us don’t even have personalities beyond our music taste.
Wouldn’t it be easier if we could just list bands we liked? Enter Tastebuds.fm, a new-ish dating site aimed solely at music fans.
To help music aficionados impress potential lovers, Flavorwire has come up with a funny list of pick up lines that help show off indie cred.
I'm certainly not the biggest indie music fan so a few of these pickup lines flew right over my mainstream head. And can you come up with any fun, musically-themed pick up lines?
These days no-one thinks you’re some kind of whey-faced spod just because you met your girlfriend on Guardian Soulmates.