Help your potential matches find common interests.
Broad strokes to spare you the burden of sifting through a laundry
list of likes:
I'll watch most films of the Hollywood, indie, or foreign variety
(e.g., "Mao's Last Dancer", "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", "My
Cousin Vinny") as long as they are not gratuitously scary or overly
dumb. Recently, I enjoyed "The Lunchbox" and "Chef", two films that
are poignant in different ways.
I would love to say that I'm into super into gritty TV shows like
"Breaking Bad" or "The Wire", but I often end up just watching
shows that make me giggle (e.g., "Modern Family" and
"Workaholics"). Either that, or I consume BBC mini-series in
multi-hour Netflix sittings.
In the literary realm, I mostly seek out fiction, though David
Sedaris' autobiographical vignettes appeal immensely. Last read:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
I'm open to most musical genres (jazz, EDM, R&B, etc.), but I
shan't listen to heavy metal or super aggressive rap. And I'm not
sorry if that is offensive to you. (If I were a high schooler I
would probably insert a #sorrynotsorry here.) Recent musical
obsessions include Gooey by Glass Animals and More Love by
Since I've decided to eschew the food category, I will compensate
by sharing a few of my favored comedic clips because I think
genuine, gut-wrenching mirth is something to seek out in one's
life. Perhaps these will evoke a laugh: Reggie Watts' Big Ass
Purse, Jim Gaffigan on the topic of Cinnabon, and Zach
Galifianakis' portrayal of Seth Galifianakis.
(But, back to food for a sec: Why is food a category? Are people
really going to judge someone based on whether they like their
pasta al dente or prefer Greek over Vietnamese cuisine?)