Help your potential matches find common interests.
One of my favorite books is the novel "High Fidelity" by Nick
Hornby. The main character in it keeps making lists of his favorite
records until he has the insight that "it's not what you like but
what you are like that's important." And that's true! Love is not
necessarily connected to shared interests in culture and pop
culture. But discussing those things are a way to get to know each
other, and a lot of fun, so with that in mind I'll list a few other
Books: Jane, the Brontes, Gaskell and other 19th century authors.
Contemporary faves include Vonnegut, Irving, and Tracy Chevalier.
Years ago I used to read fantasy and science fiction and was a
regular at fan conventions. I love reading the NY Times and other
newspapers from around the globe online.
Movies etc: I've studied film production and history and I've
watched many classic films and TV shows - if you want a list let me
know! I'm sure there are some that we have in common, and others
that we could discover together.
Live performances in general are the most meaningful form of
entertainment for me. As previously mentioned I like plays and
musicals. I also enjoy going to concerts, museums, the ballet,
modern dance, the opera, etc.
Music: As a baby boomer I listened to and saw many of the classic
rock bands of the 60s, and after that got into jazz, folk, and
punk, went to a lot of show in clubs, and often stayed out late
dancing. Now I mostly listen to Baroque (and earlier) classical
music, at home and when I go out - there's nothing like an evening
Food: I buy fresh fruits and vegetables regularly at the local
farmer's markets. When I go to a restaurant I like different ethnic
cuisines, and for special occasions I like Gracias Madre or