Help your potential matches find common interests.
Oh dear, here comes the laundry list...
Books: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, White Teeth, No Place of Grace,
The Making of the English Working Class, The Great Transformation,
The Quiet American, The End of the Affair, In Cold Blood,
Persepolis, a good paperback murder mystery set in rainy England.
The fifteen-year-old me would say: the Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, and
Invisible Man. (I have the high school copies--complete with angsty
marginalia--to prove it.) Oh, and I also read celebrity gossip
Movies: The Conversation, Rear Window, Out of Sight, Manhattan,
Crimes and Misdemeanors, Ghostbusters, Rosemary's Baby, Gosford
Park, the Wonderful World of Henry Orient. There is a New York
nostalgia theme here...
TV: Freaks and Geeks, the Wire, Parks and Recreation, Louie,
Justified, Mad Men, Veronica Mars, Arrested Development, Friday
Music (not too creative or current in this category): the Clash,
Velvet Underground, Dusty Springfield, Rolling Stones, Bruce
Springsteen, Blondie, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, David
Food: I will eat anything that does not involve meat (which may
sound limited but it's really not). Except poi.