Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'll (unsuccessfully) try to keep it brief...
Fave books: Catch 22 (it took me 3 attempts to get into it but I'm
so glad I persevered!), 1984, His Dark Materials, anything by
Kafka, Iain Banks (with or without the M), Steven Eriksen, Robert
Rankin, Pratchett, Bill Bryson.
Shows: Deadwood, The Wire, Firefly, Band of Brothers, Spaced, Game
of Thrones (I should have mentioned the books above), The Shield,
Sopranos. I never watch any soaps or reality stuff apart from the
odd episode of I'm a Celebrity... should that go under the most
private thing I'm willing to admit?
Some movies: Pan's Labyrinth, Goodfellas, Trading Places, Donnie
Darko, 12 Monkeys, Lost Boys, LOTR, L A Confidential, Pulp
Music: Mostly Indie, off the top of my head I like The Cribs,
Radiohead, Sleeper, The Strokes, Spiritualised, Arcade Fire, The
Cure, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Pixies, The Jam, The Libertines,
Games: Skyrim, The Last of Us, Uncharted.
Favourite food is probably Thai and can cook a decent Thai green
chicken curry or a weeping tiger. I also like Indian, Chinese,
Italian and a good steak.