Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Breakfast
of Champions, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Master and
Margarita, The Doors of Perception and a lot of crappier, less
impressive works of literature.
Nowadays, I read a lot of comics, since my e-book reader is a Nexus
7 generation 2, with a gorgeous high-res screen. My favorites so
far are almost all on the DC Vertigo label: Sandman,
Transmetropolitan, The Invisibles, and Shade: The Changing Man. I'm
also eagerly awaiting each new trade paperback of Saga, and am
cursing the fact that Lucifer, despite being somewhat old, isn't
all digital yet.
Movies: Pulp Fiction, Hobo With A Shotgun, My Neighbor Totoro,
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, The City of Lost Children, Waking
Life, The Fountain, Oldboy(original), The Big Lebowski, The
Hudsucker Proxy, Groundhog Day, Anchorman, Dredd, and Tokyo Gore
Shows: Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Star Trek:
Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: TNG, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,
King of the Hill, Futurama, Adventure Time, and okay, goddammit,
I'll just say it. Trailer Park Boys.
Music: Sometimes this section in peoples' OKCupid profiles grows
wildly out of control to the point where you think, "Holy shit!
Even this person's fixed gear bicycle has a beard and possibly a
favorite pony". I'll just list some albums that I listen to a lot,
which you may or may not have heard of, as opposed to a bunch of
artists I might have made up. They might very well be of wildly
varying artistic credibility if you feel the need to assign
objective qualities to subjective appreciation.
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Mr. Bungle - California
Shpongle - Tales of the Inexpressible
Aphex Twin - Drukqs
Ott - Blumenkraft
Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains - The Great Big Eyeball
In the Sky
The Beatles(again) - Let it Be
Portishead - Roseland Live NYC
Radiohead - OK Computer
Beats Antique - Blind Threshold
Griz - Mad Liberation
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Tipper - Broken Soul Jamboree
Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun
Lynx - Light Up Your Lantern
Food: Vegetarian things. Sriracha. Thai, Mexican, Indian, and
Italian cuisines tend to be my favorites. Avocados, even though I'm
allergic to them. I refuse to be guacblocked by my allergy.
Beverages: Tea, gin, and beer.