Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I adore Terry Pratchett, and have involved conversations
with people over what house they'd be in at Hogwarts. I'm pretty
eclectic though--the Daily Show's books are sharing a shelf with
poetry, Steven Pinker is next to a series about Merlin, and the
Iliad is near Gaiman's "Graveyard Book."
I'm probably awful to watch movies/TV with, since I'm always
talking about character development or narrative choices. Not fan
of scary movies, and I *usually* don't go for rom coms or anime,
but am otherwise pretty open to different genres. On TV itself, I
usually only watch The Daily Show and Colbert, but I also watch a
lot on Netflix. Recently watched: Dr. Who, Parks & Rec,
Music: I seem to be defining things by what I don't like as much as
by what I do... but oh well. Not a country fan, and generally I
only listen to rap/hip hop when dancing. Classical over jazz (in
school I was an orchestra nerd) but I like many kinds of
Food: I can't eat much spice without turning into this really
unattractive fountain of sweat, tears, etc., even though I think
it's delicious. Pretty much anything is fine.