Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: When I was a kid, I read every single Hardy Boys book in my
school library. It was a small rural school. Don't be too
impressed. I read all the Goosebumps I could get my hands on, and I
Chose My Own Adventures all the damn time. Since then my tastes
have matured. Slightly. ...okay, they just use bigger words.
Movies: Forrest Gump, Tombstone, Shawshank Redemption, Dumb and
Dumber, The Big Lebowski, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Pulp
Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The House I Live In.
Podcasts and TV: This American Life, Cosmos (Sagan or Tyson, but
the new one is sweeeet), Top Gear, Breaking Bad, The Nerdist, Wait
Wait Don't Tell Me, Car Talk, Serial, QI
Music: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica,
AC/DC (there should totally be a lightning bolt key on my
keyboard), John Mayer, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis,
Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Art Tatum, Steve Miller, Meshuggah,
In Flames, Hot Water Music, The Band, Aaron Copland, Mahler, and
The Who are all especially rad in my book. Not the Rolling Stones.
Not Pearl Jam. But yes Nirvana. Also not Guns n' Roses. But
absolutely Led Zeppelin.
Food: Not a picky eater. I don't like fish, though. Anything spicy
is always good. Also, steak. Especially steak. Roasted Brussel
sprouts. With bacon. Jägerschnitzel. Hax'n. Döner, my kingdom for a