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. I spent the past few
months reading David Foster Wallace, which is apparently some sort
of quintessential thing I 'missed out' on in my 20s, (according to
many different dates I've missed out on quite a lot). They raved
about how brilliant/clever it was, my impression was just one of
sadness. Now that that's over, I'm reading on graphic novels based
on of Kafka and Tristram Shandy, philosophy books, Philip K Dick
and Stanislaw Lem works, and various other assorted tomes lying in
piles on my desk and nightstand. I like big books, and I cannot lie
(and lots of them at once)
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. 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. (Tomb
Raider was my most recently completed game.)
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.