Help your potential matches find common interests.
Picking just a few books is tough, but here goes: The Awakening by
Kate Chopin, Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins, The Fault in Our
Stars by John Green, Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach, The Wood Wife
by Terri Windling, The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi,
Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman, and American-Born Chinese by
Gene Luen Yang.
My favorite movies are The Thomas Crown Affair (the 90s remake) and
The Red Violin. Generally I like to watch dark comedies (like
Grosse Pointe Blank) and unusual indie-type flicks.
Other visual media: Vlogbrothers & Crash Course
(Nerdfighteria), Sinfest, xkcd, TED Talks, Whedon productions (and,
yes, Firefly was the best thing ever).
I listen to a lot of music. Blues, swing, jazz, folk, rock, a
capella, drums, soul, 80s country, a touch of fado and opera. I
never get tired of the Mountain Goats. My early musical education
was courtesy of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.