When it comes to getting into a relationship, there are a lot of things we say are important, but really aren’t. It doesn’t make much difference if both parties love the exact same hobbies or food. It shouldn’t be a deal breaker if someone comes from a big family and someone comes from a small one. And if you’re thinking of kicking your date to the curb because you like “Homeland,” but they’re more of a “Boardwalk Empire” person, then you’re probably just not that into them in the first place.
There are some things, however, that are extremely important to be honest (with yourself) about before deciding whether to move forward or move on. There’s no right or wrong stance on these issues, but there should definitely be agreement before someone puts a ring on it.