Help your potential matches find common interests.
If I've learned anything from OKC, it's that we all like David
Sedaris and Tiny Fey and HBO. I do, too. I also like (not
particularly unusually, either)...
Books: Lately I've been on a gay-literary-fiction kick, though
nothing I've read since has outdone "The Line of Beauty," which is
gorgeous, or "Call My By Your Name," which is devastating. ("The
Swimming-Pool Library" is delightfully dirty, though.) Most often I
read nonfiction, whether in book or periodical form. I'm still very
proud of myself for finishing "The Power Broker."
Shows: My TV-watching has dropped off quite a bit; I don't really
do reality, and as scripted favorites have exited I haven't picked
up many new ones. Now I'm left with just the usual HBO suspects.
And "Mad Men." Theater-wise, I see an awful lot and have a much
longer list of favorites. A few of them: "Company," "Guys and
Dolls," "The Flick," "Other Desert Cities," "Buyer and
Music: I sometimes fantasize about living in New York in an earlier
era, when everything was elegant and cocktails were stiff and taxis
had jump seats. (It was probably less fun to be gay and Jewish
then, but whatever. It's a fantasy.) This leaves me with a strong
taste for music typically more associated with old people, whether
pop standards or '50s crooners or Broadway. Also, I grew up in New
Jersey, so I love Bruce Springsteen.
Food: Yes, please.