Help your potential matches find common interests.
I grew up with a family bookshop and no TV (is that the dream or a
nightmare?) so I do love to read, plus, it means you have an excuse
to avoid awkward eye contact on the tube. Here's a
by-no-means-exclusive selection of books/authors I've enjoyed:
Room, anything by Ian McEwan, Life of Pi, Sophie's World, The Book
Thief, Freakanomics, We Need to Talk about Kevin, Cloud Atlas Lee
Child and Phillipa Gregory are guilty pleasures, The Millennium
Trilogy, Riddley Walker, The Time Travellers Wife etc.
Movies - my favourite is, and don't judge me, True Lies -
seriously, stop judging me! I also like more credible (as well as
equally less credible) films: Life is Beautiful, Eternal Sunshine
of the Spotless Mind, Geisha, Anchorman, Mr and Mrs Smith, I am
Legend, Moulin Rouge, Life of Pi, Independence Day, Walk the Line
etc. Plus, there's always a place for Disney.
TV shows - I've (finally) got myself A Game of Thrones and am
loving it, though am yet to start Season 3 so no spoiler! I have
also been known to procrastinate whilst watching Arrested
Development, Breaking Bad, New Girl, House, Modern Family, Homeland
not forgetting Diagnosis Murder and the New Adventures of Lois and
Clark! (see previous comment about not judging).
Music - my musical tastes are very diverse and as long as I can
sing along or dance along, my ears will be happy. As a general rule
I'll know what songs I like as opposed to what artist I like but as
long as it's music and not noise, it's fine by me.
Food - Mexican is probably the favourite but Italian would be the
staple. Dessert is the best part of eating out and I'm always torn
between trying somewhere new as opposed to trying something tried
and tested. Don't freak out, but I'm not a fan of burgers...I hope
this isn't a deal breaker.