Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Non-fiction, especially in the pop-sociology and
urban/environmental issues area (such as The Creative Class series
by Richard Florida).
Movies: Anything but horror. Sometimes I like a silly comedy or
car-chases-and-'splosions action, but indy and international is
where it's at.
Shows: Big Bang Theory (I went to U. Waterloo - haven't we all
lived with those guys?), Whale Wars (Antarctica - 'nuff said), The
Agenda (attention span? on TV? yay!)
Music: Singer-Songwriter, World, Celtic, Swing/Big Band, electronic
in the background while I work, and pretty much anything on Radio 2
(Sheepdogs, Adele, Foster The People, Deep Dark Woods, Joel
Plaskett, Sarah Harmer)... so much more, old and new.
Food: Pasta, anything brought to a Potluck, pumpkin pie, hmmm...
turns out I'm not picky as long as the menu is alliterative.