Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - Anything by Dr. Seuss (the most influential author of all
time, in my very correct opinion), Flannery O'Connor, David
Sedaris, Roald Dahl, Chuck Palahniuk, or Bret Easton Ellis. Also,
books with cute photos of baby animals are always a major
Movies - Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is my favorite
movie of all time. The dance sequence at the end is the most
perfect thing ever captured on film. Numbers two and three on my
list are Best in Show and Kill Bill (both volumes). Good horror
movies are also wonderful (Scream, Scream 2, Candyman, the original
A Nightmare on Elm Street, Drag Me to Hell, the original Fright
Night), as are good romantic and/or teen comedies (Harold and
Maude, Easy A, Say Anything..., Mean Girls, Ferris Bueller's Day
Off). A few other favorites are Zodiac, Little Children,
Adventureland, Ratatouille, and Singin' in the Rain. If you want
some recent picks, my three favorite movies of 2011 were Drive,
Bridesmaids, and Young Adult. Also, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
was my favorite movie of 2012.
TV - Parks and Recreation, Looking (if you liked Kevin over Richie
you are actual trash), Girls, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, The
Simpsons (seasons 1-12), Veronica Mars, Community, Shameless,
United States of Tara, Happy Endings (R.I.P...still devastated
about this), Cougar Town (it's WAY better than you think, I
promise), Survivor, Big Brother, Top Chef, Project Runway, Hey
Arnold!, Dexter, Breaking Bad.
Music - The Weepies, Chromeo, Phoenix, David Bowie, Arcade Fire,
Talking Heads, Daft Punk, Robyn, Katy Perry, The Beatles, Empire of
the Sun, The Cure, Beyonce, Belle & Sebastian.
Food - Candy, pretending to like other foods more than candy,
secretly eating candy at work, eating candy as drunk food, finding
candy in the sofa and eating it. Oh, and I LOVE buying candy at
Whole Foods, walking around with the Whole Foods bag, and looking
deceptively healthy as a result.