Michael Jones may be a very interesting man, but that doesn't make him good mating material.
All you really need to make a relationship work is to share a worldview. Anything else in common is a bonus.
While we're at it, none of my friends dare cast aspersions on Steely Dan. It's the music of nerds who are secretly making fun of everyone else. That's just charming, even though Donald Fagen increasingly looks like a vampire.