Help your potential matches find common interests.
a) Anything by Stephen Fry, 50% of Ben Elton's stuff, plus most
modern classics. This excludes books like "The Beach" and "Captain
Correli's Mandolin". I despise these books not for the way they
are, but 'cause they're the kind of books read by people who only
read one book every two years and have no appreciation of the joys
b) 12 Angry men. It's black and white, I only saw it by chance, but
bought it immediately. Also anything with bombs and guns an' that;
Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are fine examples of the genre.
c) I'm going to cheat and say eclectic. Before you say bullshit, I
like Burt Bacharach, Iron Maiden, Muddy Waters, The Kinks, Ice Cube
and Kelis! I really mean eclectic.
d) Italian if I'm cooking, Thai if I'm darn sarf, Indian if I'm oop