Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - I went through a period of only reading
non-fiction for a while, but I got past it. Now I strive for more
of a balance. History, anthropology and psychology are some of my
favorite topics. I have an endless fascination with the workings of
the human mind. I also have a sweet tooth for trashy science
fiction novels, but it's not all the fiction I read.
On my Kindle now: Debt: The First 5000 Years by D. Graeber,
American Nations by C. Woodard, Homeland by C. Doctrow, Saturn's
Children by C. Stross, Three Felonies A Day by H. Silverglate. As
for my dead trees pile, I just finished No Place To Hide by G.
Greenwald and I'm now working through a biography of Ian
Movies - I LOVE movies but I don't go to nearly
enough of them. I like an odd combination of art house cinema and
comic-booky action flicks. Actually, I like nearly anything.
Documentaries, if they're well made. Indie films. The occasional
summer blockbuster. The only genre I'm not really interested in is
horror. CNN's website is good enough for that, most days.
A fairly random sampling of favorites old and new: Wish I Was Here,
Moonrise Kingdom, Inception, Avatar, Everything Is Illuminated,
Lars and the Real Girl, Mystery Men, the Harry Potter Series (but
the books were better), even-numbered Trek movies, The Matrix,
Raising Arizona, Back To The Future, Flash Gordon, Streets Of Fire,
and anything by Kubrick.
Shows - I don't watch TV.
(long, awkward pause)
Um, so moving on...
Music - I've pretty much given up on the whole
idea of musical taste since I figured out that limitimg my exposure
to things I might enjoy wasn't really serving any good purpose. I
will listen to anything and probably like some of it. My heart
belongs to 70s rock even though nobody thinks it's cool anymore. I
like classical but not well enough to reliably tell Stravinsky from
Janacek. And someday I'm going to be that old man who still listens
to bubblegum pop on the radio, and I'm just fine with that.
Food - I like all kinds of food but I'm a
vegetarian, so we're probably not going to a steakhouse on our
first date. I love flavors from all over the world- Korean food is
a favorite. I'm more drawn to rich flavors than to spicy ones. Also
love picking a great wine or beer to complement both the meal and
When tempted, I have been known to eat dessert before dinner. You
have been warned.