Help your potential matches find common interests.
For books, I'm a big fan of soft sci-fi and classic horror:
Robert Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Neal Stephenson, H.P. Lovecraft,
Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, Frank Miller, and Neil Gaiman,
George R.R. Martin, for starters.
As for what's really moved me and is still sitting on my
Starship troopers, Stranger in a strange land, The Ethical Slut,
Romance of the three kingdoms, Snow Crash, Watchmen, Sandman,
Kitchen Confidential, Sex at Dawn.
For movies, here's my top 10, to date:
1) Gangs of New York
2) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3) Shall we dance (the original Japanese version)
4) Sin City
6) V for Vendetta
7) Tae Guk Gi
8) My Sassy Girl
9) Princess Bride
10) Letters from Iwo Jima
TV: Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, Game of
Thrones, Mad Men, Avatar: Last Airbender, and anything by Joss
Whedon. This list is non-exhaustive, but I get all my TV from Hulu
and Netflix, and I don't tend to watch very much.
Music is a fun category. My favorite Spotify playlists have Billy
Idol, Muddy Waters, Jewel, Mumford & Sons, The Eagles, and Iron
Maiden. Recently, I've also been gorging myself on Irish and Celtic
music, both traditional and modern. I haven't met a genre that I
can't appreciate, but I do require some artistry from music for me
to enjoy it. It's also a major plus if the song has some fancy
guitar fingerpicking or complicated vocals that I can be motivated
And that brings us to favorite food. This is a rough one, since
food is a big thing for me. I'll try to keep the list down:
- A bowl of tempura-udon with strong oolong tea.
- A Tuscan Cabarnet Sauvignon wine with a variety of cheeses,
breads, olive oil, prosciutto, and olives
- Fresh seafood, I don't care how it's cooked, though I'm partial
to southern Chinese and sashimi.
- Barbecued pork banh mi