Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: Dream Theater, Alt-J, Porcupine Tree, Arctic Monkeys ACDC,
Chvrches,, Chimp Spanner, Thank You Scientist, Arcane Roots, Jimi
Hendrix, System of a Down, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Rage Against
the Machine, Tool, Van Halen, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani to name
but a few.
Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, all Orwell, all Hosseini, all
Murakami, some William Boyd, most Coetzee, etc. Complemented by spy
and crime thrillers and fact. I've read Guns, Germs and Steel three
times. I'm hoping to get my head round it on the fourth. If you
take your literature seriously, I heartily recommend buying any
Dean Koontz novel from the £1 Asda book section, pick up some booze
whilst there, and spend the evening with some like-minded friends
reading passages to each other. If there is a funnier way to
socialise, I'd like to hear it.
Films: The Third Man, Apocalypse Now, Lock Stock and Two Smoking
Barrels, Snatch, This is Spinal Tap, Forest Gump, A Prophet, Baader
Meinhof Complex, Taxi Driver, La Haine, The Rec Series, Almodovar,
Besson, etc. I most recently paid to see 12 Years a Slave, which
was excellent. I most recently went to see a test screening of a
film called Pressure. For pity's sake, I implore you not to spend
money on it when it comes out.
TV: Many, many BBC comedies, notably The Office, anything Partridge
and Blackadder, but the list is seemingly endless. Otherwise, Peep
Show (anything Mitchell and Webb), IT Crowd, Black Books (anything
with Dylan Moran basically), The Inbetweeners, Breaking Bad and
Homeland (just started getting into US box sets, got a few to
I like most types of food, but it's hard to top a gourmet burger
from the Covent Garden Grill. I have two foibles when it comes to
food. I don't eat fruit in its natural state (I can never get on
with the texture) but I like the flavour of most fruits and drink a
lot of smoothies to make up for it. I also don't eat birds and
especially dislike chicken (I'll eat it if I have to but try and
I'm always looking for new bands/books/films/meals etc. so if there
is one of these you couldn't live without, do share.