Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (and every other book by Haruki
Murakami), Brothers Karamazov, The Kindness of Women (JG Ballard),
Chuck Palahniuk, Thomas Hardy, any Henning Mankell, Brave New
World, Master and Margarita, Devil in the White City, David
Mitchell, The Virgin Suicides, Where Angels Fear to Tread, The
Beach, The Castle, Into Thin Air, Moneyball, Tad Williams, The
Bonfire of the Vanities. Magazines - subscribe to The New Yorker,
The Atlantic, and The Architectural Digest.
Movies - Sleuth, Magnolia, Manhattan, Koyaanisqatchi, The Lives of
Others, Run Lola Run.
Artists - JW Waterhouse, Burne-Jones, Manet, Sargent, Hopper,
Font - Frutiger.
Music - The Smiths, REM, B52s, Radiohead, Belle and Sebastian,
Nirvana, Eilen Jewell, Franz Ferdinand, Gomez, Francoise Hardy,
James, Joni Mitchell, Morrissey, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins, They
Might Be Giants, Philip Glass, Benjamin Britten,
Radio - I listen to a lot of NPR, especially This American Life,
The Moth Radio Hour, Wait wait and Car Talk (can only take about 10
mins of Tom Ashbrook though!).
TV - Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Big Bang Theory, Mad Men,
Archer, Fawlty Towers, Modern Family. Baseball.
Food - cheese, fish, beer and wine.