Help your potential matches find common interests.
I am a cultural omnivore. I don't self-identify via aesthetic
preferences. I prefer to be active rather than passive, and seek
critical engagement with things. I don't have sharp boundaries of
taste, and prefer to evaluate things on their own merit and try to
understand them within the proper context. Another way to put it is
that I always want to know why and how something is good/bad, not
just that it is.
I mostly read philosophy and literature. (Raven Books is the best.)
I've recently finished Moby Dick, and am reading Infinite Jest
(after all the insistence from OKC dates!), the works of Stanislaw
Lem (Golem XIV), Kierkegaard, and working on Philosophy of Action
(a pinch of Holderlin and Rilke for poetic measure too). Tristram
Shandy is a book not enough people have read.
My tastes in film, TV, and video games are broad. I'm partial to
more serious/foreign stuff, but I have no reservations about
watching 'lower' movies whether they be Hollywood or B movies (and
their foreign equivalents). My TV-watching is limited to Netflix,
but some of my recent favorites include Chuck, Wilfred, Battlestar
Galatica, The Mighty Boosh, and House of Cards. I'm also behind the
curb game wise, but eventually I'll play all those Humble Bundles
and current gen console classics I bought on Black Friday sales.
(My god the new 3DS Zelda is amazing!)
I prefer performing arts to visual arts, especially opera and
classical music. (I need a BSO partner!) Recently, I've been
developing an interest in Jazz/Rock and partaking more of music
venues (Wally's!) I am somewhat underdeveloped in my
knowledge/experience of the static arts, but I recently purchased a
membership to the MFA in an attempt to rectify that. (I've one to
the Science Museum too).
I enjoy cooking and baking, and find that a lot more fun than
eating out. There is just something about slicing with a good knife
that compels me. Breakfast food is tops. (I am addicted to cereal).
I prefer dark beer and liquor. My weakness is chocolate chip
cookies. Every time is teatime.
Physically, I love the challenges of cycling (cyclocross, mountain,
and road), and snowboarding/XC skiing (winter can't come soon
enough). I enjoy the elements and am not averse to the weather, and
I think it is a shame so many people let them dictate their
activities/mood. I'd love to learn to camp/backpack, and am always
up for a hike.