Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love a broad highly eclectic range of music and am a voracious
reader. I don't own a television, although I watch some things
online and enjoy film. I'm careful to reserve time for interacting
with the real world as well. I don't care the slightest bit about
sports contests that I or my friends aren't personally
participating in (I don't mind if that's your thing), and I don't
typically play video games either. I'd rather learn, be creatively
engaged, experience nature, or sing. I enjoy philosophy and
psychology and 'what if' kind of questions, but the theory takes a
back seat to practical concerns of what works. My favourite things
are impossible to list here, but I'll tip the iceberg.
Food: I eat a mainly local largely organic low meat diet. Yes, that
still gives me the option of throwing caution to the wind and
eating ice cream for dinner if I've had a really stressful day, but
not regularly. I have a couple of inconvenient food allergies
(onions and mushrooms) which were early incentive to learn to cook
and enjoy cooking and baking. I avoid genetically modified foods
where possible and if you took half an hour of your time to look
into why I'm confident you would do the same. I will always choose
quality over quantity, so you will find exquisite chocolate or
fresh roasted gourmet coffee in my kitchen or none at all. I have
over 100 cheesecake recipes and like to experiment with making
things from scratch. I love fresh fruit, and anything edible I can
Books: mainly non fiction in recent years, but I've enjoyed tons of
fiction as well; I'm normally in the middle more than one book at a
time. Science fiction, fantasy, history, contemporary, poetry,
ecological themes, anything that I can educate myself about,
psychology and thinking, history, science, you name it. Christopher
Moore, Harlan Ellison, Robert J Sawyer, Robert Anton Wilson, Tom
Robbins, Michael Pollan, Michael Gelb, Edward De Bono, Orson Scott
Card, Larry Niven, Neil Gaiman, Umberto Eco, Joseph Campbell,
Warren Ellis, the list just goes on and on.
Movies/TV: I am fondest of those that make me think or laugh, , but
appreciate examples from every genre. Comedians, please.
Documentaries of all kinds: the Corporation, Yes men, Outfoxed.
Hayao Miyazaki, M Night Shyamalan, Christopher Nolan, Cohen
Brothers. Waking Life, Stomp, Pan's Labyrinth, Baraka, The Princess
Bride, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Dogma, Princess
Mononoke. Sometimes cheese like Black Dynamite. Oh, and musicals!
Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog is genuinely meant to be sung
Favourite music: whatever I'm singing! If it's melodic, or
lyrically interesting, or fun to sing, I'm all over it. Michael
Franti, Arrogant Worms, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Blue Oyster
Cult, Christine Lavin, Dead Can Dance, Evanescence, Gorillaz, Harry
Connick Jr, Jethro Tull, John Lee Hooker, Kate Bush, Leonard Cohen,
Neville Brothers, Peter Gabriel, Portishead, Seal, the Waterboys,
and a billion others. I like world music, blues, jazz, classical,
rock, alternative, comedy, pagan folk, filksongs, stuff that makes
people move, political stuff, and more. I almost certainly have
music you've never heard of before.