Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I've been spending a lot of time reading things for
research, and so when I get some time off, I don't usually find
sitting down to read the most appealing thing to do. Lately though
I've been reading the Song of Ice and Fire series, and have been
thoroughly enjoying it!
Movies: I have enjoyed a lot of movies. I would have to say my
favorite so far has been The Good Shepard.
TV: I've enjoyed BBC's Merlin (it looks like there are a lot of
things out there with that title, so specification seems
necessary), Caprica, Firefly, Futurama, Raising Hope, Modern
Family, and a lot of others.
Food: I'm a huge fan of food. Lots of different types of cuisine
too. I am also a fan of some good beer and wine (I've been called a
beer and a wine snob by a few friends, but in my opinion if it
doesn't taste good, then why drink it?)
Music: I don't particularly have any strong preference here, as
long as it's not country, rap, or metal.