Help your potential matches find common interests.
I have way too many to actually list, so I'll just summarize.
Books: Catch-22, Dubliners, The Count of Monte Cristo, Maurice, my
Encyclopedia of World History from circa 1970, Don't Sleep There
Are Snakes. I've recently started reading the A Song of Ice and
Fire series and I'm enjoying it.
Movies: Black Sheep (New Zealand), Charade, Harry and the
Hendersons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original), Clue, Hot
Fuzz, Young Frankenstein, Ghostbusters
TV: Doctor Who, Futurama, BSG, Psych, Pushing Daisies, True Blood,
Firefly, Fawlty Towers, Golden Girls, The IT Crowd
Music: Regina Spektor, Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, Sufjan
Stevens, The Tallest Man on Earth, ABBA, The Boy Least Likely To,
Laura Barrett, Fleet Foxes, Broken Bells, Frightened Rabbit,
Mumford and Sons, Florence + The Machine, Adele, The Magnetic
Fields, Kings of Convenience.
Food: Thai, Japanese, Middle Eastern, North African, Cajun/Creole,
pretty much everything. I'll try anything once.