Help your potential matches find common interests.
music: I like the Gorillaz, Offspring, early Metallica, Beck,
Evanescence, Cake, Sublime, Phish, MC Lars, Aesop Rock, Pink Floyd
and a few dozen others I have difficulty recalling on the spot.
There's really not a lot of music I don't enjoy; I try pretty hard
not to dismiss a song just because it sounds like something I'm not
supposed to like.
movies: I like mindbenders such as Fight Club, Memento, and Pi
most. After that is action and SFX like Iron Man and The Matrix.
And when I'm alone and no one is likely to catch me, a third genre
I gravitate toward is 'chick-flicks' (this is probably a misnomer,
I hope not too offensively so) - I've been known to get a little
weepy over a good romantic dramedy, eg The Holiday or It's
tv: TV is candy, and as such I demand that it be fun, pleasant to
watch, and not take up too much of my time. I should say that when
I watch I do like How I Met Your Mother, The Middle, Futurama,
Family Guy, Scrubs... there's actually quite a few. Mostly it all
fulls under the 'funny' heading, I like to laugh when I'm doing
Books: I'm not sure what I like for books, I used to read a lot of
sci-fi till it all started to look the same, now I'm tacking out
trying to find something new to enjoy. I'm open to suggestions, I
tend to disappoint myself when looking for titles, most of my
favorite reads have come at the suggestion of friends.
Food: I eat mostly stuff that doesn't take a lot of preparation or
dishes. This results in a fair amount of one-pan wonders, and an
excessive amount of take-out. I'm a sucker for Pad Thai and sushi.