Help your potential matches find common interests.
I am a huge fan of books that have interesting plots and great
character development. Harry Potter for example has an interesting
plot, but I really don't know anything about Harry himself. Where
is the emotion? What is his motivations? Why did he never crack,
anyone under that kind of pressure would have cracked at least
once. I have read the Game of Thrones books twice now and love the
exploration of good v. evil and how no one in the real world really
fits into either category (this is a sharp contrast to a certain
book I used to think was SUPER important).
This exploration of the human condition is also what I love to see
in movies. Movies are more than entertainment to me, I want to
watch movies that mean something and have something to say. But of
course I also love movies that are just plain fun like the recent
movie Pacific Rim. The acting is just okay and the dialogue is
predictable but it is about giant robots fighting giant monsters,
so it is basically awesome.
Just as with movies, the same thing applies to TV shows. But in
general I really enjoy the more recent well made shows like
Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Sherlock,
Homeland, and Walking Dead (but not the 2nd season). Not Mad Men
though, it never really drew me in, maybe I just don't understand