Help your potential matches find common interests.
I really hate conversations that start with 'what is your
favorite...' Or 'what kind of x do you like?' Let that happen
organically. But here's a few lists:
Food: I have some recently imposed, medically necessary dietary
restrictions (no wheat, dairy, or sugar). It's been a major
adjustment because I love to cook and eat... mostly wheat, dairy,
and sugar. But I am finding that all the delicious other things can
make up a satisfying diet. Various Asian cuisines are really coming
through for me right now. I cook lots of fresh vegetables and
Movies: Little Miss Sunshine, The Reader, Never Let Me Go, An
Education, Fargo, Pleasantville, Philadelphia, Milk, Les
Miserables, Zoolander, Bridesmaids, Practical Magic, Forrest Gump,
Titanic, It's a Wonderful Life, Lion King, Y Tu Mama Tambien, 1776,
The Patriot (in spite of myself), Angela's Ashes, Juno, Doubt, It's
Complicated, Atonement, The Good Girl, Persepolis, etc.
Shows: 30 Rock (holding on in spite of everything), Modern Family,
Parks & Rec, West Wing, The Mindy Project, Downton Abby, Jon
Stewart, Inside the Actors Studio, Law & Order: SVU, Daria,
Books/plays: The Normal Heart, The Rabbit Hole, Equus, The
Dollhouse, American Grace, any and all historical fiction from my
childhood, Bossypants, Eloise, The Age of Innocence, Tale of Two
Cities, An American Wife, Harry Potter, Gilead, anything David
Sedaris, White Protestant Nation, I Have Come to Stay and Fight,
Revolutionary Road, John Adams, The Believers, Animal Farm,
Imagining Transgender, The Complete Persepolis, Middlesex, etc. I
do more non-fiction.
I like a lot of music, especially rock in various forms,
particularly classic. I have a lot of shitty music on my ipod and
would love someone to help me find new music.
Boss: The River (with a little Darkness)
Beatles: Abbey Road