Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books and movies: I'm extremely fond of SF/F genre, dry comedy, and
action movies that are either actually good or terrible enough to
be hilarious (Street Fighter is a particularly good one with a few
drinks). Not a fan of embarrassment or gross-out humor at all. My
favorite shows and movies: Babylon 5, Dr. Strangelove, Super
Troopers, Empire of the Sun, and Die Hard (best Christmas movie
I used to watch a fair bit of anime but gradually fell away from it
after graduating. There are a few series that I still love: Serial
Experiments Lain, Haibane Renmei, and Shoujo Kakumei Utena are the
top three. I wouldn't describe myself as an anime fan any more
I read a lot of books, so listing the ones I loved would
go on for a while. Favorite authors are Steven Erikson, Terry
Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Jacqueline Carey, and Jim Butcher.
My music tastes vary widely; I'll listen to almost anything, though
my favorite genres are probably classic rock, indie pop, and
post-rock. Current top artists are Bruce Springsteen
(entirely my mother's fault), Arcade Fire, Explosions in
the Sky, VNV Nation, and the Fiery Furnaces.
I like spicy cuisines like Thai, Cajun, or Indian, but mostly I
like any style of really good food. I also enjoy various
beers and styles of liquor, and while I enjoy wine, I'm not as
knowledgeable about it as I'd like to be.