Help your potential matches find common interests.
I have a greatly diminished capacity to enjoy books uncritically
owing to an unfortunate run-in with an English degree, but
favourites include Ford Madox Ford, T. S. Eliot, Beckett, Sōseki,
Margaret Atwood, Stevie Smith, Slavoj Žižek, Montaigne, Rabelais,
Ernesto Sabato, Stanislaw Lem, Solzhenitsyn, Mary Wollstonecraft,
and so on.
I love discovering new music, with few enduring favourites. If I
hear it and like it, it'll probably make it into my rotation. At
the moment that's Deerhunter, Sufjan Stevens, Ezra Furman, Father
John Misty, Kurt Vile, The National, Destroyer, Tame Impala,
Magnetic Fields, Dirty Projectors, Tune-Yards, Ellen Allien and a
bunch of other random tracks.
Movies I form more of a connection with. Existential comedy is a
great genre, with Wes Anderson topping the list (I have been
described as a real-life Wes Anderson character. I'm not sure it
was meant as a compliment). Then mostly a bunch of random films I
adore: The Spirit of the Beehive, Last Year at Marienbad, Brazil,
Repo Man, Let the Right One In, Celine and Julie Go Boating,
Marketa Lazarová, Sophie Scholl and The Princess Bride.
I love spices, tea, coffee, chocolate, etc. Food is fascinating,
and the global quest for tasty and/or pharmacologically interesting
plants shaped the modern world. That's worthy of some some respect