Help your potential matches find common interests.
Food - Indian, Ethiopian, Thai, Middle-Eastern. I am a vegan, and
have been a vegan or vegetarian for many years though I am not one
to evangelize, call attention to it, or for it to be an
Music - I have a background in music and my tastes are all over the
place, from rock to rap, jazz to... about anything other than
popular country. My favorites are still Radiohead and Wilco,
electronic trancey/chill music and bands that put me into a good
place like The XX.
Movies - Also a wide range of interests from independent and
foreign films, to documentaries, to many of the more popular
genres. As far as a favorite film, would have to with the Big
Lebowski which people tend to love or hate.
Books - I read mostly non-fiction but it's the works of fiction
that tend to stay with me. I enjoy Malcolm Gladwell, Neal
Stephenson, Michael Chabon, and read all of Kurt Vonnegut. Lately I
have not been reading as many books (though I haven't slowed down
on buying them) as I am seemingly trying to make my way through the
entire internet (or at least it seems that way.) I have been
reading a lot on sexuality (I mentioned being a sex geek) which
includes Sex at Dawn, The Ethical Slut, Opening Up, Ecstasy is
Necessary, Bonk... the list does go on.
TV Shows - mostly cable drams like Game of Thrones, Mad Men,
Masters of Sex, Breaking Bad, True Blood. I watch the Daily Show
and Colbert Report near daily. I can watch Arrested Development,
Freaks and Geeks, Firefly and Archer again and again.
I travel often and listen to a lot of podcasts. I enjoy
storytelling like Risk, This American Life (big Ira Glass fan), The
Moth, Radiolab, and sexuality podcasts like Savage Love, In Bed
With Susie Bright, and a number of sex-positive podcasts which were
critical to me accepting myself and having the courage to share it
with my wife. Podcasts have been a great tool to learn more about
the world around me.