Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - Anything NOT by Ayn Rand. 'Objectivism' gets a disdainful,
titanic shrug outta me, even though I do understand the empowering
appeal of the self-reliant, individualistic discourse.
Various feminist literature.
I should read a lot more considering how much I love reading, but I
never got into the habit of picking up novels.
Movies - Pan's Labyrinth, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,
Miyazaki films - particularly Princess Mononoke and Nausicaä of the
Valley of the Wind, Summer Wars, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog,
Persepolis, Slumdog Millionaire, The Princess Bride, Total Recall,
Brokeback Mountain, Rent, Juno, There Will Be Blood, A Beautiful
Mind, Looper, The Fifth Element, As Good As It Gets, Inception, The
Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Matrix, Star Trek,
Shortbus, American Beauty, American Psycho, American History X,
Superbad, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Amélie, Trainspotting,
Iron Man 1 & 2, Star Wars IV - VI, The Avengers, X-Men - First
Class, most Pixar films - particularly Ratatouille, Toy Story 3,
Wall-E, and Up, Disney movies like The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan,
Pinocchio, and far too many other movies to list...
Music - Röyksopp, Yoko Kanno, Yann Tiersen, The Velvet Underground,
Arcade Fire, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jimi
Hendrix, Tegan and Sara, Daft Punk, Queen, Feist, Florence + the
Machine, The Cure, Lady Gaga, Oasis, Dream Theater, Ben Folds, The
Postal Service, Radiohead, U2, Interpol, Metric, Pendulum, The
Killers, Weezer, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes,
Macklemore, Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, Alabama
Video games - Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy IV, V,
VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII, Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate II -
Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal expansion, Fallout 2 and 3, The
Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time, Link's Awakening, Link to the
Past, StarCraft, Super Mario World, Super Mario RPG, Mass Effect 1,
2 & 3, Dragon Age: Origins, Knights of the Old Republic I &
II, Metroid 2, Super Metroid, Secret of Mana 2 & 3, Terranigma,
Suikoden II, Star Ocean II, Lunar - The Silver Star Story, Every
Donkey Kong Country, Parasite Eve 1 & 2, Breath of Fire III +
IV, Heroes of Might and Magic III + IV, The Witcher 2
TV Series - Firefly, Glee, Arrested Development, Archer, The
Venture Bros, Supernatural, House M.D., Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek - Deep Space Nine, Star Trek - The
Next Generation, Community
Food - Oh MY GAWD, just about anything tasty imaginable. Especially
steak, pho, ramen, pasta, and sushi in no particular order.
Delightful little tapas dishes are sexellent as well. I've also had
some mighty delicious vegetarian fare out in the city that I may
just convert, even if it meant giving up oh so wondrous animal
products. I fucking love hummus, just. that. much.
PS There is no better sushi in a town chock full of sushi joints
than Kaide Sushi if you're a sushi purist - that means you're not
into the sickly, low quality pieces of fish that are sacrificed to
make the monstrosities that come out of the hipster kitchen at the
Eatery. You get a pass if you're a strict vegetarian/vegan, because
you wouldn't know any better anyway *says it as pretentiously as