Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: If I could find a job that would pay me to read, I'd be set.
Until then, I go more for authors than titles, including Tim
O'Brien, Karl Marlantes, Ray Bradbury, Michael Chabon, Mark
I think someone without books in their house is suspicious and
trying to hide something (though books are also an excellent place
to hide things, like rock hammers).
Movies: I've worked at two movie theaters in my life, which
afforded me ample opportunity to watch movies. Some of my favorites
are Shawshank Redemption, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise
Kingdom, Kings of Summer, Way Way Back, A New World, Tigerland,
Goonies, Spaghetti Westerns (especially the Dollars Trilogy),
TV: Cosmos, Blue Planet, Planet Earth. Also Community (first two
seasons), The Office (US) (Seasons 1-5, part of 6), The West Wing,
Band of Brothers, Parks and Rec, Daily Show, Colbert Report,
Arrested Development, cooking shows (but not eating shows, like Guy
Fieri… "a troll doll come to life wandering the lands in search of
garbage to put in its mouth") and travel shows (but not Man vs.
Food type shows), Lost, documentaries, and Game of Thrones.
Music: Pretty much everything under the sun. Recent music
-A Silent Film
-The Head and the Heart
-The Airborne Toxic Event (my favorite band EVER) (<-use of all
caps justified due to my love for the band) (seen them five times
over the past few years, and hope to one day see them again)
-The Kongos (!!)
-Noah & the Whale
-Mumford & Sons
-Iron & Wine (I do like a good use of an ampersand)
Food: Basically everything/anything.