Help your potential matches find common interests.
This is a lot to cover in one section. Here goes.
Food: I am a vegetarian. I have mostly dated vegetarians, though I
recently dated a meat-eater and really, no big deal for me. On the
other hand, twelve years into my vegetarian life, it's unlikely
that it will change.
Books: I love to read. My top three books (which have all held
positions on the favorite list for years) are The God of Small
Things by Arundhati Roy, Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, and Corelli's
Mandolin by Louis de Bernières. While I haven't found a new
favorite in a long time, I enjoy reading immensely. Most recently I
have been reading Oliver Sacks, Neil Gaiman, Khaled Housseini,
Salman Rushdie, and Paulo Coelho. I also just started Capital by
Thomas Picketty and would love to talk about it. It is also worth
mentioning that I jump back and forth between paper, kindle, and
audio books; with a busy life I appreciate having options.
Movies: I enjoy movies. I used to watch documentaries almost
exclusively, and I have seen so many great ones. I think my
favorite is still The Take by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis; that film
influenced a lot of my research in grad school and I have
fantasized about living in Argentina ever since. These days my paid
work is serious and weighty enough that I often opt for lighter
entertainment. To wit, (total guilty pleasure stuff here) I love a
quiet night on my couch with re-runs of How I met your Mother or
Music. I listen to a lot of indy, acoustic-style stuff. But that's
a huge generalization. I like so many different artists and genres.
Ask me about it!
Podcasts: I believe that I have listened to every episode of This
American Life and Radiolab at least once. Some might call is
obsessed, I prefer dedicated.