Help your potential matches find common interests.
BOOKS (just gonna save time and primarily stick to
Most of Philip K. Dick's work, Neuromancer, A Clockwork Orange, He
Died With a Felafel in His Hand, Chuck Palahniuk, Warren Ellis,
Garth Ennis, Ben Templesmith, Brian Azarello, Brian Michael Bendis
(cut me some slack, I worked in a comic store).
Damn near anything based on the above works (most were done well),
Apocalypse Now, Watchmen, Night Watch, Walking Dead, Arrow,
Arrested Development, The IT Crowd, Spaced, Black Books, MST3K,
Battlestar Galactica (new one), Fringe.
As the above would suggest, I do love some sci-fi. Direct, when
done with decent accuracy (not an expert, but when there's an
obvious lack of research, it bugs me). Fantasy with good
dialogue/acting/etc otherwise (I've lost many a night on
An increasing amount of Power Metal as days go on. Blind Guardian,
Iced Earth, 3 Inches of Blood, etc.
Interpol (while not in the above genre) has always held a special
place with me.