Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love to read mopey literary fiction set in Maine, embarassing
paperbacks with dragons and werewolves on the cover, existentialist
60s scifi, inscrutable prose (In Watermelon Sugar will always be a
favorite), and books with movie adaptations because I love to see
how others saw a story.
I adore indie movies with uplifting endings, film festival movies
with decidedly downer endings, mindless action (I'm looking at you,
Conan the Barbarian/Destroyer), Dad Movies of the Nineties, and Wes
Anderson as a whole, The Life Aquatic in particular.
I can lose whole weekends to high budget premium channel dramas,
David Attenborough harassing animals, and every horrible TLC
documentary ever broadcast at 3am.
Neutral Milk Hotel, Hole, Interpol, Bright Eyes, The Pixies,
Telekinesis, The Faint, Bikini Kill, The Smiths, Beck, Modest
Mouse, The Magnetic Fields. I call this the "Caucasian Mid Twenties
Ethnic food is ideal, preferably spicy. In fact, it's close to
Sidenote, I love the hell out of podcasts right now and am taking
recommendations. Favorites of the moment are Judge John Hodgman,
Sawbones, Savage Love, and Skeptics Guide to the Universe.