Help your potential matches find common interests.
How could they combine all these into one question? These are some
of the best things in life! Expect this answer to be quite long (no
Books: I'm a glutton for literary punishment, so I
like really stuffy novels and short stories, especially mid-19th
century American lit (Poe, Thoreau, Hawthorne, etc.). For better or
worse, I studied this stuff in college (BA in English Lit). My
favorite author is Melville, and my favorite of his stories is
Benito Cereno. I'm also a massive Shakespeare fan.
Music: My musical tastes are probably the most
incongruous thing about me. I listen almost exclusively to black
music -- hip hop, dancehall, jungle, soul, Motown, etc. I've been
listening to this stuff since I was about 8 years old...there's
just something about the rhythms that grabs me. Anyway, lately I've
been listening to a lot of underground hip hop, mainly Showbiz
& A.G., Large Professor, NYGz, and Action Bronson; older stuff
includes Gang Starr, Big L, Ice Cube, etc. For the sake of brevity
I won't even go into my love for jungle (a dance music that started
in England in the mid 90s, basically sped-up dancehall with lots of
crazy drums). I own turntables and like to mess around with mixing
some of this stuff, but I'm just a "bedroom DJ" -- I don't play
gigs or anything like that!
Films & TV: My tastes are sort of all over the
place here, so I'll just list some favorites. Films: Big Trouble in
Little China, Desperado, Ace Ventura (both of em), and anything by
Aronofsky, Fincher, Lynch, Nolan, and Tarantino. TV: I'm completely
obsessed with a BBC comedy called The Thick of It, which I
recommend to everyone. I'm also into almost everything that HBO
does, particularly True Blood and Game of Thrones. I watch Top Chef
whenever it's on, which brings us to...
Food: I'm definitely a "live to eat" type. I
despise the term "foody/foodie" (partly because I have no goddamned
idea how to spell it), but it's probably an apt description for me.
I love trying new things, and I consider good food to be one of
life's great pleasures. I was raised to appreciate fancy artisanal
foods -- wine, cheese, meat, olive oil, all that sort of thing --
basically, stuff I can't really afford to enjoy regularly...yet. In
the meantime, I indulge when I can. I'm also just as happy slumming
it, e.g. I will swarm on an In-n-Out burger or a King Taco tamale.