Help your potential matches find common interests.
Here are just a few authors that I routinely steal ideas from:
Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, David Mitchell,
Hemingway, Faulkner, Nabokov, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Michael
Ondaajte, Junot Diaz, George Saunders, Salman Rushdie, Cormac
McCarthy, Hunter S. Thompson …
If you’re familiar with The Criterion Collection, there’s a good
chance we’ll get along. A few of my favorites: Tarantino, Kubrick,
Kurosawa, Jean Pierre Melville, Hitchcock, Paul Thomas Anderson,
Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Lynch, Inarritu, Clouzot, Wes Anderson,
Cuaron, Wim Wenders, Scorsese, Godard, Kieslowski, Fincher,
Chaplin, The Coen Brothers ...
This might be the "Golden Age" of television. A few of my
favorites: The Walking Dead, Justified, Homeland, Game of Thrones,
Parks and Recreation, The Bridge, Louie, Chopped, True Detective
... A few of my all-time favorites: The Wire, The Sopranos,
Deadwood, Breaking Bad, The Office (British version), Seinfeld
Music is basically a way of life for me, so here are just a few:
Miles, Coltrane, Billie Holiday, David Bowie, James Brown, Otis
Redding, TV on The Radio, Arcade Fire, Howlin' Wolf, The Walkmen,
Radiohead, Johnny Cash, Jeff Buckley, Vampire Weekend, The Rolling
Stones, Townes Van Zandt, Bon Iver, The Clash, Danger Mouse, The
National, Prince, The Black Keys ... Ask me about it; I love to
talk about music.