Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Eragon series, Lord of the Rings, World War Z, Stephen King,
Gaming Books (Think DnD not strategy guides), Dune, American Gods,
The Buddha Said, The Way of Kings, Looking for Alaska, Carl
Hiaasen, etc etc etc.
Movies: TRON (original and the sequel), almost anything by
Miyazaki, The Last Starfighter, Spaceballs, Horrible Bosses, WALL-E
(drove my roomate nuts watching that on loop for 3 days...), Star
Wars (THERE IS ONLY THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY!), Terminator, Tremors,
Monty Python. Also Disney...yes Disney...I'll watch almost anything
except for horror movies.
TV: The IT Crowd, Breaking Bad, South Park, Robot Chicken, How Its
Made, FLCL, Eureka, Futurama, Sherlock, An Idiot Abroad. Whatever
they have on Netflix :P
Music: Techno, Rock, Orchestral/Symphonic, Latin. Pretty much
everything as long as its good. For some reason, I've been on a
huge Lindsey Stirling kick lately...
Food: Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Sushi, Spanish. Though I have
really high standards for my Italian food. Anything that doesn't
taste better than what I can cook isn't worth it :P