Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: So many books...critical theory and other folks such as
Angela Davis, bell hooks, Andrea Smith, (Feeling a HUGE urge to
name-drop a ton of fancy pants theorists and prison memoirs
here...but I hope you get the point). I also love literature like:
White Noise, Catch 22, Notes from Underground, Zin and the Art of
Motorcycle Maintenance, Sartre's plays, The Road, Chekov,
Movies: Easy Rider, Raging Bull, There Will Be Blood, Taxi Driver,
Lost in Translation, Bottle Rocket, China Town, The Graduate,
Eraserhead... Documentaries! The Black Power Mixtapes...
Music: Punk and post-punk (The Sreamers, Rudimentary Peni, The Dead
Boys, Joy Division). indie stuff (Grimes, Arcade Fire, The Smiths),
thrash or noise (Melt Banana, Spazz, Limp Wrist), hip hop (Dead
Prez, Tupac), jazz (Monk, Davis, Mingus) and: The Talking Heads,
Devo, Bon Iver, Dinah Washington, Sigur Ros, Beach House, Lightning
Hopkins, The Knife, Deerhunter, Elton John, Slayer,
Grandaddy....Feist (yeah, really, Feist).