Help your potential matches find common interests.
Disclaimer: These aren't necessarily my favorites,
but they spring to mind.
Authors: N. K. Jemisin (The Inheritance
trilogy), Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide To The
Galaxy), Terry Pratchett (Good Omens), China Miéville
(Perdido Street Station), Octavia Butler (Fledgling),
Alan Moore (Top Ten), and Neil Gaiman (Anansi
Movies: Lord of the Rings (I prefer the movies to
the books), Brick, Princess Mononoke, Alien, The Prestige, Pan's
Labyrinth, Star Wars: Episodes IV through VI (very excited for
Episode VII), the Fifth Element, and Die Hard.
Shows: Steven Universe, Bob's Burgers, Adventure
Time, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cowboy Bebop, Buffy (though I'm
cooling on Joss Whedon), Luther, X Files, Clone High, and the Wire
(which may be the most perfect television I've seen).
Music: Most of my music collection is gaming
soundtracks, remixes, and chiptunes. Exceptions include Johnny
Cash, Daftpunk, and Beyoncé (there is a time and a place for "Blow"
to get stuck in your head, and 2:00 PM in the office is NOT
Food: Burgers and bread are passions for me, and I
can speak at length about both. Sandwiches of any kind are high in
my esteem. I love Mexican, too (like any good Californian boy).
Korean food is fucking amazing. There's an Off The Grid market near
my work three times a week; my favorite trucks are KoJa Kitchen,
Mayo and Mustard, and Fins on the Hoof.
Beer: Stouts and IPAs are my favorites, with all
manner of Belgian ales close behind. I'm also starting to like
sours. The only styles of beer I come close to disliking outright
are most types of lagers, and that's just because I'd rather have
an ale. In terms of brewers, I like Cascade, Dogfish Head,
Lagunitas, Green Flash, Ballast Point, North Coast, Stone,
Allagash, and Goose Island (begrudgingly, since Anheuser-Busch owns
them). Also, I have a "cellar" set up in my closet. Lemme tell ya,
aging beer is VERY difficult. It just keeps disappearing (because I
can't stop drinking it).
Video Games: Mass Effect, Dark Souls, Hearthstone,
Binding of Isaac, Nuclear Throne, Spelunky, Fallout, Half-Life,
Team Fortress 2, Portal, Super Meat Boy, and why the hell not,
Final Fantasy VII.
TL;DR: I don't think this applies as much here,
but here goes. Sci-fi and fantasy, gaming music, burgers and craft
beer, and first-person shooters and indie games.