Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like far too many books, movies, shows, bands, and foods to
actually list all of them. I think that's probably the trend as
opposed to the reverse though. I guess I can try to give an idea of
what I tend to enjoy most.
For books, I read a lot. When I was younger (early teens or so) I
read mostly fictional geeky stuff. For example: Tolkein, David
Eddings, C.S. Lewis, Heinlein, Asimov, Orson Scott Card, and dozens
of much crappier science fiction and fantasy authors (whose names I
don't remember I probably would if I reread their works though).
When I was in college (the first time), I had a serious crisis of
religion and I read a huge amount of philosophy and theology. I
tend to enjoy both to this day, although I don't read nearly as
much as I used to.
Let's see with movies, I like almost everything. I watch movies
that are bad, sometimes because they are bad. For example I've
become increasingly fond of MST3K, although sadly I have willingly
watched some of the movies they lampoon outside of MST3K. I love
watching popcorn movies in theaters, like Transformers (which if
you can ignore the plot and the dialogue, and the acting is
actually pretty okay). I missed summer movies for a couple summers
and really got into watching them after. I also like serious works
of art type movies, for example Citizen Kane (which is sadly the
standard answer), also things of social or political
For shows, it varies, I tend to be pickier than I am with movies
(probably due to the time commitment), but I tend to be picky about
weird things. I can watch anything from Sitcoms to serious works
and enjoy it, but I don't enjoy all sitcoms or serious works.
I have really diverse musical tastes. When I was younger I used to
listen to mostly heavy metal and some punk. Then when I was
deployed and listening to music at work I got tired of it and
started to spread out more. Like with TV shows I am picky though, I
can name songs and artists I like from almost every genre, but I
don't like all artists or songs in any genre so I have a wide
breadth of styles I listen to, but not as wide breadth of artists.