Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Coming out of a Ph.D. program, I've read tons of
non-fiction. But I also love The Alchemist, Harry Potter, Hunger
Games, Chronicles of Narnia, Alexander McCall Smith, Roald Dahl,
Dan Brown, James Rollins, adventure novels, The Blue Sweater, The
Geography of Bliss, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, National
Geographic, and non-fiction about cities, countries, and different
places/events around the world. Read a lot of news and current
Movies: Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Avatar, Star Trek, Star Wars,
Jason Bourne, James Bond, Cloud Atlas, various comedies,
adventures, spy, imaginative, and animated movies.
Television: I don't watch much current television (only get
Netflix), but I do like: Frasier, Burn Notice, Parks and
Recreation, Duck Tales, Heroes, Alias, Globe Trekker, Amazing Race,
Once Upon a Time, Pan Am, Glee, Hart of Dixie, and stuff like
Music: Music of all sorts makes me happy, but tend to listen mostly
to pop/top40 and remixes, acoustic, jazz, movie soundtracks,
orchestra, latin, classic rock, and world music. Also listen to a
lot of NPR, PRI, BBC, try to stay up to speed with world
Live Music and Shows: Live music, shows, theater, and musicals of
different types: symphony, classical music concert, live jazz,
acoustic, plays, musicals such as Wicked. I like attending the
Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage every now and then - they have a
wide variety of interesting people come through there to perform. I
also play the piano and french horn (occasionally).
Food: Well, since I like to try different things, most types of
food sound exciting!