Does anyone else think it's weird when a dating profile says something along the lines of "I'm really into sports (or whatever) and would like my partner to be, too."?
I'm not meaning something like church activities or the like, but something that is more of a pastime or hobby.
Edited to add: I'm not talking about simply wanting to be able to do stuff together. There's things we all like to do.
Consider what kind of things are actually deal breakers if a prospective partner doesn't want to do it. Do they really have to? Are you willing to pass over every single person who doesn't? Or is it okay if they go fishing with you anyway because you'll go to the bookstore with them? Or can you maybe go do your thing while they go do theirs that day and then do a thing together the next day?
Two different ponderings on the matter that pop up when I see it:
1: Why would we want to further limit our choices by stating we want our partner to enjoy one specific thing?
I feel like it's part wanting a partner who can enjoy taking part in it (which plenty of us can do without having to be into it), and part preemptive strike against any "But we have on night." that can then be responded to with "Hey, you knew from the beginning I was really into _ , so..."
2: It usually is sports, and occasionally gaming, that I see mentioned.
I feel like overall people would think it a bit weird to see "I'm really into opera/ballet/quilting/noodling/woodworking and would like my partner to be, too".
Are we really so socially groomed that we think nothing of it to give sports or gaming a pass as an acceptable obsession, so much so that our partners must be an equal level of obsessed?
Maybe in the end, if one has such a requirement, they're not the type to get along with someone too different from themselves anyhow, but I feel like it can't help but lead to missed opportunities.