Help your potential matches find common interests.
a) Anna Karenina, 12 Chairs / The Golden Calf, Huckleberry Finn, My
War Gone By, I Miss It So; Shakespeare, Pushkin, Andrew Marvell,
Babel, Bunin, Bulgakov, Tzvetayeva, Pasternak, Milosh, Martial,
Brodsky, Dovlatov, Emily Dickinson, R. Lowell, Plath, Guberman,
Nabokov, Joyce, Wilde, Waugh, Mark Twain, N. Mitford, Anais Nin,
Henry Miller, Churchill, Paul Johnson, and many, many more;
b) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Scent of A Woman, (I know, I know...
and yet) old musicals (e.g. My Fair Lady,) Fellini, DeSica,
Greenaway, Ryazanov, Zakharov, Daneliya, Lioznova, Muratova,
c) Piano. Classical, (esp. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin,
Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Grieg, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn), jazz (esp.
Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Miles, and, of course, Ella, Billie,
Dinah, Sarah;) gospel; anything (as long as it's got soul - that
includes, but isn't limited to Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder,
Aretha Franklin, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, The Mommas And
The Poppas, The Clash, The Police, Sting, French chanson, (esp.
Aznavour, Piaf and Brel and Gainsbourg), etc., etc., etc.;)
d) fish soup, crawfish, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, etc. Dill,
anything pickled, sesame seeds. This is ridiculous. Sour cherries,
clementines, persimmons, pomegranates, blackberries. (An