Help your potential matches find common interests.
These days, pop science and psychology books along the lines of The
Selfish Gene. I was an absolute book worm when I was young, I would
be constantly reading kids novels, fantasy novels as well as lots
of science, these days I spend more time reading heavy technical
and scientific books, and more than that just general interest on
Currently reading "Quiet" by Susan Cain (it's about introversion),
"7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R Covey and "The
Extended Phenotype" by Richard Dawkins.
TV shows, who could list everything they liked but here are a few..
Firefly, Father Ted, Samurai Jack, Ghost in the Shell: SAC, The
Simpsons before season 9, Futurama (especially a small number of
episodes that really stand out) etc. I don't watch TV very often
though, I only recently bought a TV (to attach my games consoles
to) after not having one for I don't know how many years.