Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I used to read an enormous amount, mostly of fiction. And
then came the internet and then work. So now I read a lot of
non-fiction and a lot of blogs and other articles online. I have
quite a backlog of books to be read, as I do tend to procrastinate
with many and jump straight to others - like anything by Hunter S.
Thompson or Neal Stevenson (for example).
Movies: Again, I have quite a backlog of films still to watch; many
from years ago. I like asking people what their favourite films of
all time are, and adding those to my list. I'm hoping someone will
help me watch them! Some of my favourite films include Blade
Runner, Fight Club, Donnie Darko, Shawn of the Dead (and Hot Fuzz),
Fear and Loathing, Barbarella, Logans Run, and so many more. I've
also been watching a lot more documentaries recently.
Music: Very broad. I used to be really into EDM, but not the cheesy
crap (I'm talking good techno, psytrace, progressive and other
shaking-your-arse fun stuff). Now I've softened up again, and I'll
listen to a lot of cruisy alternate music. Grew up on rock, folk,
punk and goth. Love Skinny Puppy, The Cure, PIL, David Bowie, Joy
Division/New Order, Bob Dylan, U2, Depeche Mode, The Chemical
Brothers, Pink Floyd, Kings of Leon, Don Johnson Big Band (look it
up), Primus, The Smiths, Gus Gus, Ani Difranco, Fat Freddy's Drop,
Food: So important. Life is short, why eat badly? Did I mention I
like to cook? That, of course, doesn't mean I do it often - my
preference is to cook a banquet for a huge group of friends, or to
prepare something special and time consuming.