Help your potential matches find common interests.
The greatest novelist of last century was Evelyn Waugh. His best
book was Black Mischef. I'll consider your point of view, but I'm
pretty firm on this point.
I'm a real sucker for multi-part TV documentaries, but not the new
flashy ones. I like narrators and zero dramatisation. Yes, we're
talking the BBC of 1970-2000, PBS, Ken Burns, Frontline and David
Attenborough: television from the era where we weren't considered
stupid and ratings for documentaries didn't matter.
But I've also got more conventional tastes: Firefly should never
have been cancelled, Dollhouse should still be running, Yes
Minister is a gift, Spooks was great until season 4, Nikita needed
to stop after season 1, more people need to know about Janus, The
House of Cards Trilogy and A Very British Coup. Okay. Not so
conventional. I've been known to watch TNG and DS9, dovetailed with
the West Wing.
At the risk of sounding hipster: I have a bit of a thing for
Scandinavian groups. Kings of Convenience, Sigur Ros, Seabear, Anna
Ternheim. I've also been known to listen to Kate Bush ("The hounds
of love are hunting..."), Mahler and a lot of other stuff that my
partner finds unpalatable. Tracy Chapman can bring a tear to my
eye. Does anyone know Feist personally?
I'm a certified foodie. I live by McGee's On Food and Cooking and
own some rather sharp knives that have been responsible any number
of self inflicted injuries worthy of a Darwin award.