Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Winnie the Pooh, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bridge to
Terabithia. It's Kind of A Funny Story. A Problem from Hell:
America and the Age of Genocide
Movies: Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Wayne's World, Stranger than
Fiction, Good Will Hunting
Music: I'm a former music school kid. DC is weird. as in I find it
weird that so many people revel in 'being normal.' classic rock,
international pop, jazz, musicals, good 90s rock bands, etc. If
it's good music I love it all.
Food: good food. but specifically Thai, Japanese (not the typical
American restaurant kind. but, uh... creative izakaya style:) love
it), Moroccan, etc. I seriously love good food. but sadly, after a
backpacking experience saddled me with a tropical parasite, I am
now 'food... stunted' for lack of a better word.. Don't worry. The
parasite is totally gone. getting food is a wee bit harder now, but
it does force you to be creative.