Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: History if it's not just a repeat of what they taught us in
school. I'm not saying that the schools lied to us but they
repeated the same things over and over without enough detail to
make it interesting. When I graduated and actually read something
that got into the details of what happened I found that history was
pretty interesting stuff.
Movies: Intelligent comedies. People just being rude and crass
aren't funny. Old slapstick was at least well choreographed. Brit
coms at least use clever wordplay. A lot of what is billed as
comedy today is recycling old jokes and trying to see how far they
can test the limits of the rating system. That's not funny.
I do like to watch very bad movies and either make fun of them or
think about how I would have made them better. I've seen Flash
Gordon every time it's been on television - it's a cheesy movie
but it has so much potential that it's fun to watch and critique.
Anything described as a "traumady" (traumatic comedy I'm guessing)
I have hated.
Music: I like some of just about every style and I hate some of
just about every style. Trying to explain my musical interests
would probably fill up OK Cupid's server, and even then I'd
Food: I like salads. They're good for you, there's a lot of room
for variety in making them and I've almost always got the
ingredients for them. I'm not a vegetarian, but not a big
meat-eater either. I'll eat most pasta dishes. Pie. Yeah, "pie"
isn't a complete sentence, but one word is all that's needed to get
the point across. Soups, you can always make a big pot of soup and
then have some leftovers to take in for lunch on the next few cold
days (or hot days where your work's got the AC cranked up too high)
- plus soup means cheese and crackers, and it's hard to go wrong
with cheese and crackers. This was a bad question; I can go on and
on about food.
Favourite book, movie and food - "I'd say for all three - Fried
Green Tomatoes." (I never actually read the book, saw the movie or
ate a fried tomato in my life, but it's a great line.)