Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm currently working through A Song of Ice and Fire and they must
be good because I don't usually "do" fantasy. My favourite authors
are probably David Nicholls, Audrey Niffenegger, Kate Atkinson, JK
Rowling, Jodi Picoult amongst others. I read "voraciously", it's
annoying because I have to keep finding new books to read!
TV, I like Peep Show, Misfits, Skins, Coast, Spaced, Shameless, The
Big Bang Theory, Gavin and Stacey, Community and any programmes
that involve geography and nice landscapes (see my degree). Also
most of Netflix, like any other 20 something.
My favourite films are Human Traffic, Made in Dagenham, One Day, 24
hour party people, Brick, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Studio Ghibli
stuff (just so you know, I'm not really that bothered about
Japanese culture otherwise), About a Boy, Atonement, The Breakfast
Club and pretty much anything with Simon Pegg in it.
Food, well anything veggie really, apart from nut roast. Quite a
fan of chinese food and stir fry, and not too hot curries. I'm
quite happy to eat pizza though.
Musically I'm probably one of the biggest Belle and Sebastian fans
you'll ever meet. I also like Courtney Barnett, Arcade Fire, Arctic
Monkeys, Laura Marling, The Levellers, The Smiths (obviously), Bob
Dylan (but of course) amongst lots of others. I occasionally write
reviews for a music website but I'm quite lazy about this.