Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I am a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Geek. It's probably easier to just
list my favorite authors. Roger Zelazny, Ursula K. LeGuin, Stephen
Brust, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Gene Wolfe, Terry Pratchett,
Douglas Adams, Spider Robinson, Michael Moorcock, John Varley and
many many more.
Movies: Comedies always stick with me longest. Standouts include:
This is Spinaltap; The Princess Bride; The various Monty Python
Movies. You get the idea. Also fond of the works of Jackie Chan and
Bruce Lee, the Marx Brothers, Japanese Anime (redundant, I
Music: Radiohead, The Beatles, The Eels, Beirut, Jonathan Coulton,
Gary Jules, Tori Amos, They Might Be Giants, The Pillows, Nellie
McKay, Van Canto (no, not really that last one. But they may be the
most unintentionally amusing music group of all time. If you need a
chuckle, listen to them. Go on. What are you waiting for? Do you
not like to chuckle? What's wrong with you?)