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, Milan Kundera, I also like a bit of
non-fiction, recently read a couple books on Greek and norse
mythology and have a biography of Che Guevara, a book on Russian
History and one about the crusades lined up.
Shows: Deadwood, The Wire, Firefly, Band of Brothers, Spaced, Game
of Thrones (I should have mentioned the books above), The Shield,
Sopranos, Justified. 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 Fiction,
Iron Man, The Lives of Others.
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,
James, Morcheeba, Cage the Elephant
Games: Skyrim, The Last of Us, Uncharted.
Favourite food is probably Thai and can cook a decent Thai green
curry or a weeping tiger. I also like Indian, Chinese, Italian...