Help your potential matches find common interests.
--I really like British (especially the Romantic poets, Victorian
novelists, and modernist geniuses like D.H. Lawrence) and German
literature (Goethe, Stefan George, Nietzsche, Rilke, Thomas Mann),
Roberto Bolaño, Patricia Highsmith, detective fiction, history and
non-fiction prose, investigative journalism (The New Yorker, NPR,
The Atlantic, etc.). Currently under the spell of Karl Ove
Knausgaard's magnum opus, Min Kamp (My Struggle).
--live music (indie rock--especially surf pop and music coming out
of Glasgow--by very new bands/singer-songwriters)
--Tee Vee (vintage Buffy, Strangers with Candy, Arrested
Development, House of Cards, Louis C.K., VEEP, Mister Show, The
Americans, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Thick of It, the BBC
Sherlock, Daredevil, Stewart and Colbert, Better Call Saul, Peep
--movies (art films as well as schlock, especially Hitchcock,
Polanski, von Trier, Anderson, Herzog, Fritz Lang, Billy
--art, especially Rembrandt's "The Polish Rider" at the Frick and
the Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters.
--food and drink: I love discovering dive bars and great
unpretentious restaurants (Asian food is a favorite) and excellent
beer and wine, espresso, single malts
I generally like anything provocative, intelligent, and whimsical.