Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I love cyberpunk fiction. Snow Crash is one of my favorite
books of the last few years. Neil DeGrasse Tyson's "One Universe"
got me hooked on science-y stuff in my youth. My subscription to
The New Yorker lasts until 2017. I also enjoy long-form pieces on
sites like NPR and the Post/NYT.
Movies: Star Wars is a must. The Matrix, The Minority Report, the
Bourne Trilogy, or the occasional Bond are also fun. I also enjoy
interesting documentaries, feel-good movies (The Artist, The Polar
Express, Eternal Sunshine), or post-modern-fourth-wall-breakers (a
la The Truman Show or The Adjustment Bureau). Let's pick really bad
movies and smuggle liquor into the theater with us.
Shows: I'm making casual threats to cord-cut, but these are the
usual gamut of the young twenty-something: Peaky Blinders, Rick and
Morty, The Eric Andre Show, Arrested Development, The Regular Show,
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Trailer Park Boys, Archer, Mad Men, Sons of
Anarchy, The Wire, Cowboy Bebop, and I'm a huge fan of Game Grumps,
a wildly inappropriate video game webshow thing.
Music: I'll let you know if we're in public and something from my
library comes on. This will never happen though; I'm a curator, not
a collector. 'Wait, let me rap along to this' means I trust you
with my life and/or not to take a video.
Food: No olives, no shrimp, no honey-glazed ham, no soy sauce, no
brains, livers, kidneys, eyeballs, or toenails. Salad is okay.