Help your potential matches find common interests.
I think I'm more in the habit of discerning quality rather than
having preferences. I admire so much more than I could ever list.
Plus, I look at masterworks all day long, so I'm rather spoiled.
OK, I'll throw down a few so you'll know where I'm coming
Book - The Tempest (William Shakespeare, I know it's a play, but it
makes good reading in a book.), Of Human Bondage (Somerset
Maugham), The Grass Harp (Truman Capote), Blood Meridian (Cormac
McCarthy), Black Spring (Henry Miller)...
Film - Scheherazade (D. W. Griffith), La Strada (F. Fellini), La
Belle et La Bete (the Cocteau version of 1953), Lolita (the Kubrick
version of 1962)... The throwaway character of today's 'movies' and
just about all of the formulaic, predictable products of current
pop culture are annoyingly thin and too often unsavory.
Television - Requiem for a Heavyweight (Playhouse 90, 1956), Death
of a Salesman (ABC TV, 1985), Brideshead Revisited (Granada
Music - The Four Seasons (Vivaldi), Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes
(Satie), Symphony #9 in E Minor "From the New World" (D'vorak),
anything Mahler, Sibelius, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Schubert, the
Wagner opera overtures, etc., ad infinitum.
With wine (merlot) or other sippin' beverage (Jack Black): Later
Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Vaughan, Stan Kenton, Johnny
For beer drinking (Shiner Bock), the later Bob Wills and the Texas
Playboys, later things of Johnny Cash or Merle Haggard...
Gospel: Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes, Elvis
Painting should be a category here, so - Velazquez, Giorgione,
Rothko, Homer, Ryder, McClure... before painting was (temporarily,
I believe) overwhelmed by the stupid jokes of Postmodernism,
Conceptualism, hucksterism, moneyism, etc.
Food - Yes