Help your potential matches find common interests.
Joy Division and other sad/cold/beautiful stuff from the 80s,
avant-garde hip-hop (Busdriver, Dose One, etc), Balkan Beat Box,
soul jams. Orgy, Nine Inch Nails, and lots and lots of industrial.
The Lonely Island, Dethklok. I've recently come to terms with my
reluctant love for Lady Gaga.
Literature stuff: Cookbooks, TS Eliot, Baudelaire. Neil Gaiman,
Knut Hamsun, Jack Kerouac, Catch-22, Hunter Thompson, Bret Easton
Ellis, those succulent, trashy novels that True Blood is based
Trailer Park Boys, Sherlock, Peep Show, House, True Blood, The
Wire, Doctor Who, Archer, Boston Legal, Neverwhere, Torchwood,
RuPaul's Drag Race, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Broad City, Mindy
Project, The Blacklist. I get addicted to seasons of good shows and
have to compulsively watch them in order.
I like food. I like to know what it's made of, and where it came
from. I eat for optimal nutrition and pleasure, in no order. I like
steak tartare, gin, pho, burgers, and lots of other things.
Secretary, 9 to 5, Velvet Goldmine, Control, The Rules of
Attraction, Amelie, Interview with the Vampire, The Graduate, The
Breakfast Club, Harold & Maude, Henry & June, everything
Batman, The Crow, Rushmore.
I think it's awesome when you can articulate exactly why you like a
thing. I think it's also awesome when, in the face of a thing you
like, all you can do is grin and nod mutely, unable to explain why
the thing touches you, makes you happy or thoughtful or feel
deeply, but quietly and ecstatically acknowledge the thing's
invaluable ability to make you feel overwhelmed.