Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Almost anything by Philip K. Dick (The Unteleported Man;
Lies, Inc.; The Penultimate Truth; etc.) or Ursula Le Guin (The
Dispossessed, The Left Hand of Darkness, etc.), A People’s History
of the United States [Zinn], The Imperial Cruise [Bradley], Green
Metropolis [Owen], Non-Violence: The History of a Dangerous Idea
[Kurlansky], The Watchmen [Moore], and Civil Disobedience
[Thoreau]. I also like a lot of political theory, psychology, and
urban planning books that would be a bit drab to list.
Movies: The Fountain, The Prestige, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A
Space Odyssey, V for Vendetta, District 9, the Rocky series
(especially the first Rocky), most of the Batman films (Batman
Begins being the best of them), American History X, What Dreams May
Come, The Breakfast Club, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, BASEketball,
and Team America, to name a few. I'm also a fan of countless
documentaries (Why We Fight, etc.).
Shows: I don’t have cable, so... if I watch a television show
(which isn’t often), it’s typically sports programming, a comedy of
some sort (South Park, Seinfeld, etc.), or a well-produced
movie-channel series (Rome, Boardwalk Empire, etc.) - assuming I
can watch it via my phone or it's in syndication. If 'shows' is
supposed to mean Broadway, I have a soft spot for Les
Music: I enjoy nearly everything but gangster rap, though if you
let me play with the radio I’m most likely to select
alternative/folk country (Old 97s, The Haints, Jeff Black, etc.),
jazz (Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Thelonious
Monk, etc.), older country-western (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings,
etc.), or punk/pop-punk (Anti-Flag, Rise Against, etc.).
Food: Almost anything except seafood, pork, and vegan-centric
plates. In particular, I'm a fan of Mexican, Asian, Italian, and
dishes with game meat. If you make it to a 5th (or so) date with
me, I *might* cook my last pack of elk for you. Maybe.