What do your musical tastes say about the rest of your personality? Can musical tastes be a good basis for a relationship?
This is a dating/matchmaking site based on music. Users enter their favourite bands or artists and the site will find you matches in your area. As a cool bonus, if you are a Last.fm user (the online streaming music site) you can import all your musical tastes directly.
This is a great, and very simple idea!
The site is just getting off the ground (currently, from India, there are 16 men and 1 woman who have registered).
According to Mashable, the online dating industry is worth over $1 billion per year and is bigger then porn. India, with around 15 million users, is the 3rd biggest market for this service, after China and the US. In western countries these services try to match people on the basis of personality, discovered through lengthy (400 question??) forms. In India, the main filter is community/caste (leaving out the regular stuff such as geographical region).
I suspect that in India, for the coming generations, caste/community will decrease in importance, if not for marriage then certainly for dating. Sites like Tastebuds which offer a different method of matchmaking will become very helpful!!
What else could you use? film/TV tastes? literary taste? food preferences?
Outside of matchmaking, how can you use music to create bonds within your community or workplace? At Zappos (the online shoe retailer) when an employee logs into their computer they are shown a photo of another employee and asked to rate how well they know the person. Imagine if it also showed their musical preferences? Over time you could build networks within the company based on these tastes….
Just a thought 🙂