Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love reading, but a lot of my favourite literature is actually
children's literature, when the author expresses things in
unexpected ways which allows you to see things without your adult
goggles on. Diana Wynne Jones is definitely a favourite, and I also
adore the writing in Winnie the Pooh.
For adult literature I'm especially keen on Charles Dickens,
P.G.Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, and J.K.Rowling.
I like stories which are fun and interesting. I have to admit that
even though I am a bookish person and an English teacher, I will
put down a book (even classics! gasp!) if it doesn't interest me.
There is too little time in the world for bad books. Or bad movies.
Unless they are so bad that they become hilarious.
As far as movies go, I like anything that makes me laugh. I can
definitely watch drama as well though, and I really like horror
films (although horror is better in company). I am a complete
sucker for cinematography (I studied media at uni, oh yeah) and can
flail about lighting and colour usage and camera angles for ages if
I feel so inclined. My favourite film is V for Vendetta, but I
watched Moonrise Kingdom recently, which enchanted me a little. And
I want more movies like the Grand Budapest Hotel. I like having
Lord of the Rings marathons, or any other good film series, really.
It's especially fun when my brother and I watch Twilight for
I watch Glee (it's awkward and hilarious), and I love the cool
monsters in Supernatural. I also love British comedy shows and
standup. Doctor Who, Sherlock and Black Books are fantastic
(wonderful scripts), but I think my favourite show ever is Miranda.
I like some Japanese dramas and anime as well, and I am a huge
Prince of Tennis fan. Murder mysteries are also very compelling.
I've probably watched every episode of Midsomer Murders, Jonathan
Creek, and Criminal Minds.
Music wise I'm pretty easy, although my two favourite artists are
Amy Winehouse and Adele. I'm also very keen on George Ezra's
hipster guitar thing. My favourite music scene is rock/metal
though, because people there are really chill. It doesn't matter
where you come from or how you look as long as you're there to
enjoy a drink and some tunes.
I guess I simply like good music of any genre. Sometimes I feel a
real need to listen to Korn; sometimes I'm in a house mood; and
sometimes only choral music will do. I'm sure our music tastes will
Food in general is pretty terrific. Although living in Japan really
warps how you feel about food, since just because it looks
really good it doesn't mean that it will be, and vice versa. Aside
from Swedish food I've grown to love British food, and I love a
proper roast dinner. (Side note: in different countries foreign
food is different. Chinese food in Sweden is not the same as
Chinese food in Japan. Pizza in Sweden is not the same as pizza in
the UK. Or pizza in Italy, for that matter. :P)