Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I'm a sucker for anything Terry Pratchett writes. Once in a
while I'll read a bit of philosophy. I keep up with the Game of
Thrones series. I enjoy nearly any fantasy or sci-fi novel. I also
read a few science magazines and books fairly often.
Movies: Netflix gets a work out fairly often. I've got a corner of
my living room devoted to DVDs and Blu-Rays. I'm a fan of the
medium itself. However, my preferences do lean towards "Guy
Movies". Action, Sci-Fi, Crime, Comic Book Adaptations and so on. I
enjoy comedy as well. I can sit through a romantic comedy, if it's
actually funny, and not just repetitive. My favorite single movie
is Full Metal Jacket. My favorite series is Harry Potter. My
favorite actor is Adam Baldwin, but Bruce Willis is a close second.
Every Christmas I watch Die Hard, it's my favorite holiday
Tv: I cancelled cable, but shows I enjoy include: The Daily Show,
Supernatural, top Gear (UK), Doctor Who, Venture Bros, Community
and a long list of cancelled shows.
Music: My job complicates this answer. I've come to associate
musicians with their behavior off stage as much as with their
sound. Metallica is my favorite band, but I love most metal from
that era. I've heard enjoyable songs from most genres, except the
various rave styles (dubstep, trance, house, techno), I can only
tolerate that in small doses. (Incidently, if you mention DJ Tiesto
to me, expect a 25 minute rant, 45 if I opt for the visual
Food: I make a variety of dishes. Lately I seem to be on a Tex-Mex
kick, but I pick from all over. I have made sushi in the past, but
my neighborhood has so many good places, it's better to go out. I'm
willing to try nearly anything. I'll warn you though, I can respect
vegans for their choice, but I'm not likely to give up my grill.