Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I've dug Orson Scott Card's stuff before, primarily "A
Planet Called Treason," and not just because everyone else's
favorite Card book is Ender's Game. I really liked the main
character's, um, character.
Update! I'm reading Naomi Novik's Temeraire series, which is some
great historical... "fiction" about the Napoleanic wars. Actually,
since moving to a nicer house not too long ago, I found my appetite
for books has increased quite a bit. Having a kick-ass reading
couch really counts for a lot.
Movies: In a movie, I look for one of two things: Either some
energetically entertaining fantasy (I lost my taste for drama when
I lived through a lot of it), or something poignant to say about
life. So, ass-kick or philosophy... I love movies that do both!
Music: I will unabashedly confess to liking any genre of music,
even the much-maligned country/bluegrass, boy-band, or electronica,
if it's performed with talent. So, naturally, I'll listen to most
anything and am hard to annoy, just so long as any specific song is
Foods: Um, the good kind? I don't really peg down my favorite
foods, because I'm not too picky (at least not about genre).
Though, my desire for cookies is such that my friends joke I have a
cookie-shaped hole in my soul that I'm perpetually attempting to