Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read all the time, though sometimes I get sucked into
compulsively watching a series on Netflix that takes all my
attention. Most recent of these was The Killing. I loved the way it
developed the butterfly effect, though the ending was a bit
anticlimactic. Endings are often sudden though; once something
becomes obvious, it's just obvious.
Right now I'm reading Krakatoa, learning about the development of
the spice trade and the rumble that ushered in globalism. I love
the sort of non-fiction that gives me a glimpse into a time before
something we now take for granted was known. An example would be
Dava Sobel's Longitude or a book I once read about the time before
centralized timekeeping. I'm also buried in books about early
anthropology and 19th century journalism, theosophy, and American
Recent TV: Wallander (Swedish), The Killing, Deadwood, Lie to Me,
Dexter, and Downton Abbey.
Music: I've been using Pandora stations more than my own music
library. I have Bebel Gilberto, Bowerbirds, Traditional Blues, Cab
Calloway, Antonin Dvorak, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Sean
Hayes, Carla Bruni, Cole Porter, Jose Gonzalez, Van Morrison, Iron
& Wine, Joanna Newsom… you get the idea perhaps?