Help your potential matches find common interests.
I am getting back to reading after being too focused on the endless
possibilities in college. But some favorites (off the top of my
head) are Soon I Will Be Invincible, The Perks of Being a
Wallflower, The Eyre Affair, The Princess Bride (the book is so
much better (as is often the case)), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire
Hunter, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, Ender's Game,
The Harry Potter series, and Asimov's robot stories.
As for movies, I most enjoy films that I feel give a full person to
the characters (rather than simply being caricatures). My favorite
films are films that are not as worried about an intricate plot as
they are about letting us see the characters have fun and explore
the world around them. So my favorites are Amelie, Annie Hall, most
of Tarantino's films, Miyazaki films, movies by Wes Anderson, films
by Spike Jonze, and a lot of Tim Burton's movies. It doesn't fit
into this generalization, but Wreck-it-Ralph is towards the top of
However I generally enjoy any film that I see as being really well
put together. Whether it says something meaningful in a really
succinct way, making really realistic and interesting characters,
or is simply hitting the tone of its genre right, I enjoy seeing
the result of a director knowing what he is doing. As such I have
loved most of Christopher Nolan's films. I also enjoy all Pixar
films (except for the Cars series which I still cannot accept as
bing done by Pixar). I have really liked most of the Woody Allen
movies I have seen. So I can enjoy movies in any genre, as long as
they consistently and meaningfully live up to their goals.
I have a knack for liking tv shows that get canceled. However it
will not happen with my favorite show until we get 6 SEASONS AND A
MOVIE (if you recognize that reference, you know my favorite show).
In addition to that one, I also love Firefly, Buffy, Star Trek:TOS,
House of Cards, New Girl, Freaks and Geeks, Hannibal, Game of
Thrones (now reading through the books), The Newsroom, How I Met
Your Mother, Doctor Who (I have only really seen from the reboot
and I don't count the most recent season as part of my favorite
shows list), Red Dwarf, and Arrested Development.