Help your potential matches find common interests.
Book: Lots of fiction and anything about World War II (weird?).
Some favorites include: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dave Eggers,
Jennifer Egan, and I am proud to controversially state my love of
Franzen's Freedom -- it was excellent. Also, Harry Potter. Also,
the Art of Fielding -- go read it.
Movies: Apollo 13 (seriously, it's a classic), Dead Poet's Society,
Miracle, Home Alone, period movies with Kira Knightly, Indiana
TV: Friday Night Lights (clear eyes), The West Wing, The Wire,
Parks & Rec, Mad Men, Happy Endings, Arrested Development, The
Wonder Years, and so many more
Music: I once met Paul McCartney so I am forever first a Beatles
fan. Elton John knows my heart. Hall & Oates for karaoke. I'm
certain that Jay-Z and I would be great friends (you can ask me
more about this theory but that pretty much is the whole thing).
Please no more of the Tegan and Sara album -- it's dead to me.