Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: The Harry Potter series is "childen's" fiction done right!
Looking at Twilight just proves there is no need for polished
writing anymore and that's no fair! Come to think of it, I like a
lot of YA lit... but also authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen
King, and other modern favorites.
Music: There are very few types of music that turn me off
(dubstep). Aside from that, some of my favorite genres are
electronic, experimental, dance/pop, progressive jazz, and house.
Really though, I don't much mind listening to anything and maybe
finding a new genre to love!
Shows: Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Flashpoint, How I Met
Your Mother, Mythbusters, The Walking Dead, and others.