Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books/Authors: Douglas Adams, Malcolm Gladwell, A Song of Ice and
Fire, Freakanomics, Ender's Game, The Checklist Manifesto.
Honestly, I don't read as much as I should. I have a hard time
putting books down once I start, which leads to binge reading
session on weeknights, which leads to being exhausted at work the
next day. Fail all around, that.
Movies: Memento, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Love Actually. The
Marvel movies have been pretty fun lately, as was Pacific Rim,
though I'd be hardpressed to call them favorites.
Truth be told, I'm not much of a movie person. They're enjoyable
enough, but I've never really appreciated the medium. I tend to
favor comedies over dramas, and I can't do horror.
Shows: House of Cards, Breaking Bad, Community, So You Think You
Can Dance, Castle, ::cough cough:: Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog.
Also, have you seen that IFC Garfunkel and Oates show?
Music: Maroon 5, Boston, Katy Perry, Rockapella, Vitamin String
Quartet. I loves me my awful pop music.
Food: Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Yes please. You name it, I'll
try it (and probably love it). Slow cooked pulled pork is my go-to
simple meal, and pho is my favorite comfort food. Other pleasures
include burritos, sushi, and all manner of baked goods.