Help your potential matches find common interests.
Not meant to be an exhaustive list but rather a representative
Books/Authors: Harlan Coben, David Sedaris, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Malcom
Gladwell, Clive Cussler, Eckhart Tolle, Jonathan Franzen. Patricia
Cornwell, Paulo Coelho, "Eat Pray Love". I read a lot of self
improvement, psychology, leadership, motivation, management,
Movies: LOVE classic films. Casablanca, The Thin Man, Marx
Brothers, Hitchcock, Sunset Boulevard, Ocean's Eleven (old &
new), The Bourne movies, Daniel Craig's James Bond films, the most
recent Star Trek, the original Star Wars, Blazing Saddles, Old
School, Zoolander, The Third Man, Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep,
The King's Speech, The Blues Brothers
TV: 30 Rock, Seinfeld, American Dad, Family Guy, Walking Dead,
Downton Abbey, PBS Nature, Nova, Modern Family, New Girl, Happy
Endings, a number of PBS shows, The Daily Show, Dr. Who, Sherlock,
Hell on Wheels
Music: a big jazz fan - Wynton Marsalis, Dan Nimmer, Sara Gazarek,
Hiromi Uehara, Lavay Smith, The Cure, The Smiths, The Ramones, Foo
Fighters, Keane, Muse, U2, Parachute, Maroon 5, Train, Frightened
Rabbit, The Black Keys, Muse, Snow Patrol, Kasabian. and one of my
all time favs...Prince (I've seen him 34 times in 3 countries now.
yeah, I know.)
Arts: I am a very big fan of theater. From lavish musicals, to
thought provoking plays, difficult dramas, to revivals. When I
lived in NYC I used to attend the theater 2-3 times a week. If I
find myself with time on my hands I'll head to a museum. I find
myself pulled towards the more modern work, abstract in particular.
I'm also a fan of dance leading to the only 'reality' show I watch,
So You Think You Can Dance. I wish I were more artistic myself
(playing an instrument or acting or painting) but for the moment
I'm happy just to be able to experience these things.