Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Count of Monte Cristo, Les Miserables, Three Musketeers, Man
in the Iron Mask, etc. The sorts of books that get made into movies
that are invariably cast with former teen actors who are now trying
to show they can carry a movie and need to be taken seriously. And
it usually doesn’t work (sorry Orlando Bloom). On a lighter note,
Calvin & Hobbes and Donald Duck comics.
Movies: anything except horror. And by anything I mean mostly Stomp
Shows: basketball; family guy; californication; house of lies;
luck; the voice; stewart/colbert; jersey shore.
Music: rap. Inappropriate for a 28 year old white male from the
suburbs? Probably. But not any more than it was when I was 8 years
old and liked the exact same nonsense. And of course all the phases
that every American adolescent went through (Beatles! Zeppelin!,
ACDC!), plus a few that were distinctly off-beat (Mana! BoA!). If
you don’t know the last two, don’t worry. If you do know the last
Food: everything/anything at dinner. Dessert is a different story.