Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like movies. A lot. I love reading too, but really no matter what
I'll always make time for movies, and sadly, the same can't be said
I'll pretty much watch anything that a friend recommends, but if I
have a "type," it could probably be summarized from some
combination of the following generic descriptors (yes, several of
these did come from Netflix)- cerebral, psychological, crime
thrillers, dramas, foreign dramas, "dark," heavy, indie dramas,
etc. (just to name a few: Good Will Hunting, City of God, Traffic,
Mystic River, Eastern Promises, Se7en, American Psycho (great book
Edward Norton is at least one of, if not, my favorite actor. Think
American History X, Primal Fear (his first), 25th Hour (great book
also), Rounders, etc...
Over the past several years I've also watched a ton of great
HBO/Showtime series I never watched when they were released-
Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Tudors, The Wire, OZ, Deadwood
Enjoy most kinds of music (except country) but don't follow it.
Growing up, I listened to a lot of underground rap/hip-hop because
people around me did. These days I've been listening to a lot of
classic rock, alternative and often things that I hear in movies
such as Talking Heads (in American Psycho), Radiohead (in
Incendies, and many others)