Help your potential matches find common interests.
I could really go on and on here, but here's a few stand-outs . .
Books: Having a personal library is very important
to me . . . Tao Te Ching, anything by Abraham/Hicks, Art &
Fear, any Calvin & Hobbes, Picasso in Antibes, I Am That,
Wherever You Go-There You Are, Lost Horizon, Catcher in the Rye,
any Richard Avedon or Peter Lindbergh, etc. I'm also a magazine
whore - photo, fashion, art's, architecture - anything with witty
prose or pretty photos. :-)
Movies: I can get into almost anything, but I'm
currently into Indie/Foreign films. . . otherwise, a few fav's --
The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, any Woody Allen, the Bourne series,
anything Wes Anderson, Coen Brothers, etc.
Food: I'm an avid baker, so yeast-breads and
sweets flow from my oven regularly. Nothing beats a great ethnic
restaurant, and I frequent Ethiopian/Japanese/Thai/Indian-Pakistani
places . . . and because of my family heritage, I have a particular
soft-spot for Italian/Mediterranean. Who doesn't get turned on by
the aroma's of garlic and fresh herbs?
Music: I went to college to study Jazz
Performance, so Jazz and Classical music rock the core of my being.
But I also have an extensive collection of Electronica
(house/dub/eclectic/trip-hop) and equally enjoy Fleet Foxes,
Grizzly Bear, Seal, Andy Williams, Matthew Dear, Daedelus, Steve
Reich, Bjork, Jeff Buckley, Local Natives, Deerhunter, Bibio, and
soooo so much more. It's all about mood and timing. And the more it
stirs the heart, the better. ;-)