Help your potential matches find common interests.
Too many to write down. My tastes are so eclectic....
But I'll give it a try :)
Books: anything with little substance :) Text Books, Biographies,
Histories, etc. Fiction of all shapes and forms, although I do tend
to switch off mentally with sloppy romances and idiotic hard core
macho stuff goes the same way. Its nice to read something that was
both written by someone with a brain, and who intended to assume I
had one as well. I suppose that description also needs to be
applied to the editors and publishers, too :) recently my ebook
reader is giving me an opportunity to revisit hundreds of old
classic texts that are now available on the internet :)
Music. Most genres as long as it is actually really music, and has
something recognisable as a rhythm that is distinguishable from the
knock of a knackered old tractor engine!. I love all kinds of folk
music and have an especial place in my heart for English folk
ballads, in all their dark and gory glory. Rock, metal, folk-rock,
folk-metal, new-age, jazz, classical, etc. I'm not such a fan of
some of the tripe that started in the 90's and is still with us
today. 'Music' that is marketed as an anthem for a 'lifestyle'
image or other frippish rubbish that has no discernible substance
of its own is usually right out the window as far as I am concerned
Shows: I don't watch too much TV but do like drama with comedy in
it. Eureka, NCIS, Bones, Castle, are a few of the current ones.
Most have such impact on my life that I can barely remember them
until someone mentions them and then a little light comes on and I
sound like some doddery old guy reminiscing about something in his
decades distant youth :)
Food: Pretty much anything that is actually real food and not
manufactured in a factory from chemicals that make it pink. I also
love to cook and try to learn from new dishes I encounter.