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What is Tastebuds?
We've always been interested in the idea that music taste can say a lot about a person and that for some people it is an important factor when choosing a potential partner. As Rob from the movie High Fidelity says -
"I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like... Books, records, films — these things matter. Call me shallow but it’s the fuckin' truth".
We started Tastebuds to explore this idea. We’ve found that for many of our users this is indeed something they place an emphasis on in their own experiences. At the very least it’s an interesting common ground to spark a conversation with someone which can be just as good a starting point as the fact that you both like red wine and walks along the beach.
How does it work?
Simply enter three or more of your favourite artists on the Tastebuds homepage and we'll find you suitable matches in your area. If you have an account with last.fm it's even easier - enter your username and your preferences will be imported.
Who's behind it?
The site was founded by two musicians from London, UK – Alex Parish and Julian Keenaghan. Both founders are members of the band Years Of Rice And Salt.