I strongly believe common interests are integral in starting communication, but differing interests will lead to growth for both members of a relationship.
I have worked at my current job, at my local library, since getting out of high school in 1998. It started as an 8-hour per week job and became a full-time position. I'd like to think that my coworkers consider my skill set invaluable, given the fact that I have been called upon to work in 2 locations, often on the same day. It took a lot of hard work to become that go-to guy at my job.
I can be really shy and quiet at times, especially when I get around people I don't know. Once I get to know a person, especially knowing what we have in common, I will open up. I'm not a partier. I've tried drinking and I honestly don't get the appeal.
I really enjoy classic movies. I've got a book called 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. It is a goal of mine to see as many of them as I can. I've seen well over 300 of them.
Friends and coworkers tell me I'm smart, nice, caring, funny and kind. They might also add that I complain a lot, however, it is worth noting that what I complain about is being single.