Help your potential matches find common interests.
I used to read a lot of science fiction and fantasy books when I
was younger, but I do not read many books these days.
Most recently I started rereading Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide
To The Galaxy; it had occurred to me that the last time I read the
series I was in high school and that this would not do.
Vampire romance novels are right out. If you like them I won't give
you a hard time about them (much) but they are not for me.
Movies and Shows
I'm not really sure what to say for shows and movies. I'm not into
drama very much, and I do not enjoy watching characters die (sorry
horror and Game of Thrones fans).
I kind of like science fiction, but I do not really watch much. If
you are a really big sci-fi fan, maybe you can introduce me to your
favorite shows? My friends are big in Doctor Who, but, as above,
the high body count does not sit well with me.
I do not like sitcoms very much; I often find myself feeling for
the characters when I am apparently supposed to be laughing at
I do like Monty Python, and I am aware that quoting them can get
I usually feel that the writing, the characters, and the story are
far more important than how the show was made. If it is a good
story with interesting characters I do not care if it is animated,
if it is puppets (that aren't creepy), or actors in bad costumes.
That's a good lead into saying I like Jim Henson era Muppets,
Pixar, and some anime, right?
I tend to like a variety of music.... But everyone says that.
I'm usually more comfortable saying that I like songs more than I
like artists. How the music makes me feel is more important that
the image of the band or style of music.
I enjoy some classical, some metal, a little electronica, some
oldies, some new pop, the occasional remix/re-imagining of a theme
from a show or video game I liked. (Please do not hurt yourself
If you really want a few bands and/or artists listed here I will
say that I like Evanescence, Shinedown, Billy Joel, David Bowie,
Elton John, Dragonforce (but after awhile all their songs seem to
run together in my head), Weird Al (I'm not sure he counts), The
Megas (see "I might be a nerd")
I don't really care for rap, R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, and a good
portion of modern pop. I'm sure there is something there that I
would enjoy, but I would need encouragement to go find it.
People tell me that I would like Adelle, but one of her popular
songs on the radio literally hurts my ears.
For food I enjoy Italian, Mexican, Indian, Thai, Chinese, and
probably countless other cuisines I have yet to be introduced to.
Most days I am just as happy to have something simple like a burger
or sandwich as I am an elaborate 5 course meal.
I avoid sea food, and just thinking about liver or other organ
meats make my stomach feel a little queasy.
I usually try to avoid fast food chains. I realize that a lot of
sit down chains are not really all that much better, but I can at
least pretend I am eating real food, right?