Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books... Uhm. Too long a list. The Book of Changes first, C. G.
Jung, and from there a big eclectic list starting with Scandinavian
magic story writers (Tove Jansson, etc.) and ending with Phillip K.
Dick and Stanislaw Lem, passing through some Russian writers not
very known outside their homeland (it's been changing though,
Pelevin & others are getting recognised in translation).
Movies & shows: Scandinavian movies (you know, the
warm-yet-depressive-and-somewhat-sick-of-it-all flair). Aki
Kaurismiaki (esp. the Leningrad Cowboys), Polish directors, classic
French cinema (Godard, Lelouch...). Chinese & Asian movies are
welcome. And heaven forbid Tarkovskyi. Jeeves & Wooster (also
the books and P. G. Wodehouse), Blackadder, a bit of Mr. Bean is
all right, "A Bit of Fry & Laurie".
Music... This could go on forever. It's easier for you to examine
the collection in real life and see whether there's anything you're
familiar with (and likely there's a lot you're not familiar
Just some names: Final, Jesu, Godflesh, Fall of Because, Edgard
Varese, Aquarium, Bjorn Lynne, Ketil Bjornstad, Mick Harris, Oleg
Caravaichouk, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Evangelios Papathanassiou,
Zvouki Mou, Soft Cell, Loop, Taiga, Edward Artem'iev, John Cale,
Velvet Underground, Obermannequin, No Smoking Orchestra, Enya, Alan
Parsons' Project, Solaris B. C., Bill Laswell, Blackstar, Conjure
One, Klaus Schulze, DDT, Firebird, George Gershwin, Goran Bregovic,
Robert Hampson, Main, Mooze, Jean-Michel Jarre, Justin K.
Broadrick, Keith Jarrett, Karelia, Ken Hensley, Kevin Schilder, Kim
Jensen, Nakaido Reichi, Mark Saul, Misery Loves Co., Ministry,
Nautilus Pompilius, Napalm Death, Praxis, Scorn, Techno Animal,
Vitriol, Igor' Vdovin, etc. etc.
Tea is a staple. Chinese tea, Japanese tea, Indian Tea, Ceylon tea,
oolong, lapsang souchang, pu-er, darjeeling, Earl Grey, Lady Grey,
jasmine tea, etc. etc.
Otherwise anything out of food, except maybe coarse fast-food stuff
like McDonalds' hamburgers.
Books - too many to list.