Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like to be entertained. I'm not a critic, I prefer to enjoy most
things for what they are. There are a few things I mostly avoid,
but even then there are exceptions.
I'd rather watch a bad action flick than a good romance.
Romance movies leave me yelling at the screen, "Just tell him/her
how you feel! Quit being such a moron!!"
And then to my compatriots: "If people would just learn to fucking
I don't like romance novels on the whole, but I've been caught
reading historical romance and sci-fi/fantasy romance as well. On
my bookcase is the complete Discworld collection, several Daniel
Quinn's, Stephen King (mostly only short story collections, he's a
little too verbose in his novels for my taste), Jeff Deaver, Kathy
Reichs (though I haven't actually read any yet), Neil Gaiman, Ayn
Rand, and a smattering of non-fiction in no particular category,
just whatever interested me at the time.
I'm also not a huge fan of country music, but I own a Shania Twain
album. Contained in my most oft listened to playlist is Queen,
Enya, Apocalyptica, Vampire Weekend, Mozart, The Beatles, Michael
Jackson, several songs from the "Once More with Feeling"
soundtrack, Michael Franti, P!nk, Dayplayer, and many others. I
hope this gives a good idea of my broad interests.
In television, I've found I'm drawn to shows which feature a highly
intelligent lead character; think Big Bang Theory, Bones, Doctor
Who, Law and Order: Criminal Intent. I don't have cable and I don't
follow shows on the internet, though, just DVDs and Netflix.
Weeds and Dexter also make me laugh like crazy.