Help your potential matches find common interests.
I usually use books, movies and tv as a way to distract myself or
turn my brain off. So for the most part I look for examples that
provide good escapism and mindless entertainment. I tend to shy
away from independent and non-fiction books/films for this
Books: Name of the Wind, The Night Circus, Lord of Light, Oath of
Fealty, the Mercy Thompson series, Hyperion, Illium/Olympus, the
Sandman comics, the Iron Druid Chronicles... most any good scifi
Movies: Red, Zombie Land, Animal House, comic book films like The
Dark Knight and Iron Man, Dredd... As with books, sifi/fantasy is
usually a good place to start for me.
Tv Shows: Dexter, Burn Notice, White Collar, Lost, Futurama, Better
Off Ted, Archer, Top Gear, How I Met Your Mother, Avatar the Last
Music: Symphonic Metal, Progressing metal and rock, classic rock,
Food: I'm not the biggest fan of Thai food but beyond that I like