Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Cat's Cradle (and pretty much anything written by Kurt
Vonnegut), Be Here Now, The Alchemist, The Way of the Peaceful
Movies: Shottas, Rockers, Wonderland, Scarface, The Usual Suspects,
LA Confidential, Rounders, Resevoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Inside Man,
The Wolf On Wall Street, Transsiberian, Out of the Furnace, Thank
You For Smoking, Igby Goes Down, Chasing Amy, Anchorman, The City
of God, Pan's Labyrinth, Les Miserables (I've saw the musical like
3 times over the course of my childhood on- and off-Broadway, the
movie just brings me back I guess)...
Shows: Breaking Bad, Californication, Entourage, Mad Men, Modern
Family, Nip/Tuck, South Park (still), The League, New Girl
(embarrassing) and The Newsroom. I hate the TMZ-like nature of the
talking heads on ESPN or the cable news stations, but sometimes
it's just gotta happen.
Music: My tastes are pretty diverse, but at the risk of sounding
like an old man I'm having a tough time buying into most of the new
age pop and top 40 radio plays, as well as country music. I dig
bluegrass (Doc Watson, Sam Bush and more modern stuff like Greensky
Bluegrass, Railroad Earth), funk/soul (Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers
and more modern stuff like Karl Denson, The Motets), Classic Rock
(The Rolling Stones, The Beatles), 90's Alternative (OLD SCHOOL
Offspring, Silverchair), epic singers (Erykah Badu, Norah Jones),
CONSCIOUS Reggae (both dancehall and roots...I say "conscious"
because it's not about the mellow bass lines or about the
weed-smoking culture, but more about the message of equal rights
and justice, upliftment of the downtrodden, etc), the occasional
80's rock band (The Talking Heads, The Velvet Underground), 90's
rap (Tupac, and you know who I really miss? Ma$e. That dude was the
shit!) and I have a NON-STEREOTYPICAL obsession with Phish (Don't
judge me! There's quite the back-story to this, but I am prone to
planning my vacation around this band).
Food: Ital is Vital.