Help your potential matches find common interests.
books--The Poisonwood Bible, English Patient, The Alchemist,
of Doves, Beloved, The Giving Tree, Harry Potter, Dark Materials,
The Handmaid's Tale, and what I refer to as "the Dragon
Poetry of Adrienne Rich, Louise Gluck, Mary Oliver and William
Carlos Williams. Also, some Neruda every now and then.
movies--Little Children, Almost Famous, Adventures in
Dick, Wet Hot American Summer, The Ice Storm, Life as a House, and
Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men
tv shows--Trueblood, Six Feet Under, Battlestar Galactica,
Family, Simpsons, Glee, Arrested Development, United States of
Tara, Walking Dead.
music--I tend to listen to stuff with the voice in the front seat
and the beat in the back.