Help your potential matches find common interests.
Some favorites: Jitterbug Perfume (you're guaranteed to love it or
hate it), The Rules of Civility, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier
& Clay, City of Thieves, and Love in the Time of Cholera.
Movies: The Princess Bride, Il Postino, The Lives of Others (which
is incredible, but so depressing that you can only watch it once),
500 Days of Summer, Amelie, and Young Frankenstein. Believe it or
not, that last one was my favorite childhood movie. My sister and I
used to fight over whether we'd watch her pick (The Sound of Music)
Music: Ray LaMontagne, Citizen Cope, Beck, Blind Pilot, Pete Yorn,
Norah Jones, ZZ Ward, Florence + the Machine, Nikka Costa, Adele,
Paul Simon, Regina Spektor, Feist, The Xx, Madonna, Fiona Apple,
Michael Franti, Pavarotti, David Keogh, Porterdavis. . .
Food: Ummm, my friends nicknamed me Snax, so narrowing down my
favorite foods might be a bit of a challenge. Does tiramisu count?
And don't let the photos fool you—eating may be one of my favorite