Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm not much a reader of fiction, but I have to say that I love
Jules Verne. "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" really captured my
imagination as a child and I must have done at least two book
reports on it growing up. I usually gravitate towards books about
history, political science, liberalism and progressivism, and
current events. I just finished reading Rachel Maddow's "Drift" (it
was AMAZING) and I'm in the thick of Al Gore's "The Assault on
Reason". My favorite books are Nakae Chomin's "A Discourse by Three
Drunkards on Government", Hillary Rodham Clinton's "Living
History", and Paul Krugman's "The Conscience of a Liberal". I also
love reading poetry. TS Eliot is my favorite. Although I try to
avoid getting caught up in the zeitgeist, I am considering plunging
into "The Hunger Games" series.
I love historical epics and period movies, comedies, sci-fi movies,
and foreign LGBT movies. I especially love scary movies. I don't
like watching gratuitously violent and/or unnecessarily macabre
movies - hence my aversion towards action flicks and slasher
movies. I also decry most romantic comedies (since they're somewhat
predictably godawful), inspirational sports movies, works by Jerry
Bruckheimer and Michael Bay, and also anything that includes "The
Twilight Saga" in its title.
I have pretty simple and quirky TV tastes. When not binging on Love
It or List It (both Toronto and Vancouver versions), Flip or Flop,
or Property Brothers on HGTV, my repertoire right now is comprised
of Downton Abbey, Parks & Recreation, Veep, The Goldbergs, New
Girl, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Mindy Project, Mad Men, Hell on
Wheels, Black-ish, Madam Secretary, Call the Midwife, Mr.
Selfridge, Top Chef, King of the Hill, The Vikings, and Big Bang
Theory. I'm also a big political junkie, and I venture into MSNBC
every now and then on the off chance their hosts are not
obsessively bashing Hillary Clinton. Depending on my mood, I also
love watching shows about the paranormal or haplessly wandering
into NatGeo, History, Discovery, Animal Planet, or Science to watch
documentaries on the most random subjects (I'm a bit infatuated
with Danny Forster from Build It Bigger, and I'm always down for an
impromptu Firefly marathon, although I own the DVDs) or PBS for a
multi-part Ken Burns documentary or Frontline special.
My ears are open to anything that sounds good and has great lyrics.
I love Rilo Kiley, Of Monsters and Men, Florence + the Machine,
Kylie Minogue, Temper Trap, Tim Myers, Mayer Hawthorne, Scissor
Sisters, The Like, and Nelly Furtado. I worship the ground that
Lady Gaga walks on, and I'm quite enamored with HAIM right now. I
also like great musical scores (James Horner, Steve Jablonsky, and
Hans Zimmer are my favorite composers) and classical music.
I'm a big foodie, and it is my mission in life to sample as many
cuisines as possible. I love going on food tours (Gold or Expo Line
culinary tour, anyone?), and Japanese, Korean, Indian,
vegetarian/vegan, and soul food are my flavors of the moment. I
also adore tea houses and love tea house fare. And there is a
special place in my heart and appetite for SPICY food - the hotter,
the better. :) I'm not too big a fan of garlic, although I do cook
with it and I'm in the midst of teaching myself to like it. And
speaking of cooking - I like to cook and bake. My best dishes so
far: Cayenne-crusted pork tenderloin with a lemon pepper jus, and
my Snickerdoodles to finish. To get on my good side, just get me a
bag (or four) of those lovable Gummy Tummy Penguins from Trader