Help your potential matches find common interests.
As far as books go... I don't read much fiction anymore, but I'm a
big fan of the Lost Generation; particularly F. Scott Fitzgerald
and Ernest Hemingway. I also love Steinbeck and J.D. Salinger, as
well as some more current (i.e., living) authors... David Sedaris,
Chuck Klosterman, and Malcolm Gladwell (I prefer his New Yorker
articles over his books) are the first that come to mind. Law
school may have ruined pleasure reading for me... now I ask myself,
"what did I learn?" after every book I finish.
Movies... I like the typical funny movies you'll find in most guys'
profiles... Wedding Crashers, Big Lebowski, etc. I also like Wes
Anderson movies (especially the Royal Tennanbaums) and the typical
cult classics... no, not the Rocky Horror Picture show. I was
thinking Pulp Fiction, the previously mentioned Lebowski, and
although I'm loathe to admit it... Top Gun.
I normally find myself skimming this question when I read people's
profiles... so I refuse to make my answer any longer. If you want
to know my thoughts on the other areas... ask me.