Help your potential matches find common interests.
It's easier to name genres than specific titles.
(nonfiction) economics, history, psychology, world
affairs/politics, spirituality, technology, philosophy;
(fiction) sci-fi, fantasy, classics, historical fiction;
My taste in movies is pretty similar to my taste in fiction, but I
can sit through anything (yes, I'll even suffer with a smile
through your horrendous, soul-killing Hugh Grant / Ryan Gosling
rom-coms). I just can't stand "stupid comedy" (almost anything with
Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Jim Carrey, or Asheton Kutcher).
I have a strange love of rewatching iconic scenes from my favorite
movies. Think: Al Pacino's speech at the end of "Any Given Sunday,"
Alec Baldwin's speech at the start of "Glengarry Glen Ross," or the
action scenes from movies like "Gladiator" or "Crouching Tiger,
Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, South Park, Firefly, The Big Bang
Theory, MST3K, Vikings, TEDtalks (ok, not technically "TV"). I can
sit through most anything that's not lowest-common-denominator
brainless garbage ("Honey Boo-Boo," "Jersey Shore").
Most of the time, I don't really follow TV shows as they air: I'd
rather just "binge" on them at whatever time works for me. So I
couldn't tell you for sure what's going on with most of those shows
If you're really into watching sports, that's fine too, but don't
get too frustrated with me if I don't know that your favorite
team's goalie is good at hitting touchdowns from behind the
three-point line when the bases are loaded...
I can't imagine caring too much about what kind of music you like.
My own tastes are pretty eclectic (the last three ringtones on my
phone have been "Layla," "Bittersweet Symphony," and "Sweet Child
o' Mine"). If our tastes are really that different, I'm sure that
some combination of compromise, tolerance, earplugs, and headphones
can help us bridge the gap.
I LOVE to cook!
Ethnic cuisines? Almost all of them! Particularly: Italian,
Mexican, Indian, Thai, Japanese (yay sushi!), Middle Eastern (yay
hummus!), African, Chinese (unless it's one of those shady, greasy
hole-in-the-wall places), Irish...
I think the only ethnic dishes I can't stand are blood sausage
(which tastes like it was harvested from the bottom of a goldfish
tank), borscht (which actually tastes the same on its way from your
stomach to your mouth as it did on its way from your mouth to your
stomach), and gefilte fish (if you've had it, you know...).
There's something about farmer's markets that always puts me in a
If it's not pretty obvious, I'm VERY much a foodie and also
a...drinkie? That is, if something is labeled "Coors," "Lipton," or
"Folgers," I'm probably not going to drink it...