On a different site, I've been trying to make friends with queer women. If I see something on their profile that I have in common, and they like my profile, we talk. However, I've found that one can only talk about dogs or Sherlock so much before the conversation tragically dies. When I talk to someone I have little to no shared interests with, we talk about the weather. Looking back, my biggest crush ever was on a girl that was very different from me. My closest friend is also very different from me - in personality and interests. How do people find friends/significant others? Do people usually hang out with people similar to them or different? If different, where's the starting point?