Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies? I like anything that has a sense of humor, whether it's a
comedy or not. Hitchcock, the Coen Brothers, Werner Herzog, Bunuel,
Howard Hawks, David Lynch, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson and
lots of others. I love Breaking Bad and the Wire as much as
anybody. Some other favorites are Freaks and Geeks, Louie, 30 Rock,
Eastbound and Down, SCTV, the British Office, Colbert Report.
Some writers I really like are Alice Munro, Jim Shepard, Flann
O'Brien, Charles Portis, Raymond Carver, Shirley Jackson, Jim
Thompson, and Renata Adler. Joy Williams is a new favorite
(Breaking and Entering is a must read.) Also English Romantic
poetry and non-fiction.
Music is important to me, and my tastes are widespread. We can
argue over our favorites in person. I'm deep into the Atlantic
Rhythm and Blues Archive series at the moment.
I've never eaten Jell-O, and I probably never will. I love to cook,
especially for other people--one of many reasons I like cooler
weather. That and the fact that New York summers engender a primal
despair in me I can't fully explain.