Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I like reading about the philosophy of software development
and design. I've read everything by Chaim Potok. I enjoy much of
Neil Gamen's books, both graphic novels and others. I'd love to
discuss Jaren Lanier's You are not a Gadget manifesto.
Movies: Scott Pilgrim, KickAss, Brothers Bloom, Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind, Stranger than Fiction, Brick, After Hours, Baby
Its You, Me Natalie. Harold and Maude remains my all time favorite
movie, perhaps because it portrays my philosophy and has helped to
keep me going. I'll watch pretty much anything Woodie Allen
directed, and anything John Cusack is in.
Music: Bob Dylan, Modest Mouse, Neutral Milk Hotel, Animal
Collective, Beck, Radiohead, White Stripes, Owls, No Age, The
National, Matt Sheehy, Minor Threat, The Beatles, Los Campesinos,
Sun 0))), Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys, Dirty Projectors, Battles,
Hella, Mountain Goats, Japandroids, Deerhunter (many of these are
bands my son curates for me)