Help your potential matches find common interests.
Games (I'm such a rebel): Boggle, Pinochle,
Connect-4, Braid, Bioshock, Portal. Games are a huge part of human
existence and I hate how often they're trivialized or viewed as
Movies: Fight Club, The Fifth Element, The
Princess Bride, The Prestige, Office Space, Star Wars (IV->VI),
and just about any comedy or horror film that had thought put into
TV: Parks and Rec, South Park, Party Down, Doctor
Who, New Girl, Archer, Adventure Time, 30 rock, Dexter.
Music: Led Zeppelin, Coheed and Cambria, Stevie
Wonder, Foo Fighters, Muse, Atreyu, Prodigy, Taylor Swift,
Tenacious D, Kamelot, Macklemore, Taking Back Sunday, Rob Zombie,
No Doubt. I have absolutely no clue what common element all of
these share, but I love thinking about what that might be. [In my
most hoity-toity voice:] I'm also rather fond of the impressionist
era (Debussy and Ravel) ...and blast DMX more often than I'll ever
Books (oh man, AND I went out-of-order?!?):
Non-fiction; mostly new positive psychology-related works that are
sprinkled with humor and help me see the world in a new light (Jane
McGonigal is my hero). I'm not so sure that's a good indicator of
my personality though. Pretty much everybody I surround myself with
likes fiction and thinks I should as well.
Food: Almonds, strawberries, granola, quinoa, whey
protein, and anything with enough greasy red meat to balance-out
all that healthy crap.