Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I like all genres, but I have a special love for imaginative
lit like fantasy, science fiction, and magical realism. My favorite
fiction authors include Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. LeGuin, Harper Lee,
J.K. Rowling, Toni Morrison, Borges, and Cervantes. I'm a pretty
hard-core Harry Potter fan; I stop just short of buying a costume
(actually, that's a lie - I do have a costume). I also like reading
scientific and philosophical works: anything by Plato, Hume,
Emerson, Nietzsche, Einstein, Loren Eiseley, Daniel Dennett, Sam
Harris, Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, and Frans de Waal. I'm
sure I'm forgetting a bunch.
Movies: As with books, I like films with an imaginative edge, like
"The Matrix," "Inception," "The Truman Show," the "Lord of the
Rings" series, the "Back to the Future" series, and the original
Star Wars trilogy (not the plotless special-effects farts that came
afterwards). Recently, I enjoyed some of the ideas behind the AI
thriller, "Ex Machina."
Shows: "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Lost," "Game of Thrones,"
and "The Office" (American version) are the main ones I've
followed. I don't watch much TV, actually. Do TED talks
Music: My tastes are eclectic, as cliche as that sounds. I'm always
open to hearing something new. Recently, I've been digging Imagine
Dragons, Lorde, and OneRepublic. It's refreshing to hear songs
about experiences and emotions besides infatuation and heartbreak.
Other favorite bands/singers/composers: U2, Journey, Elton John,
Billy Joel, the Beatles, Enya, Josh Groban, James Blunt, Enrique
Iglesias, Katy Perry, Era, Vivaldi, and Sigur Ros, to name a few.
Like I said: eclectic!
Food: I'm a very flexible and adventurous eater. Nearly everything
Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian, or Japanese (SUSHI!!!)
will make my mouth water. Unfortunately, I've inherited a sweet
tooth, but I try to resist temptation as much as possible and eat
healthily (note: I said "try").