Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: There's a lot but, I really like books by Gary Jennings
(Aztec, The Journeyer, Raptor), Douglas Adams (the entire
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series), Joseph Campbell (Almost
everything he's written), Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park and
Sphere). I've gone through Tom Clancy, Dean Koontz, and Batman
Movies - (in no particular order) Beauty and the Beast, The King's
Speech, Moonrise Kingdom, anything Film Noir or Hitchcock, Immortal
Beloved, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dr Strangelove,
Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Up,
Shows - I don't have cable so I'm always catching up on shows. But:
House, Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory, Black Books, Ducktales, Boston
Music: Queen, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, 60s to 90s rock, classical
and opera, Jethro Tull. And I've been on a big Beethoven roll
Food: If it's good I'll try it.