I've been called intimidating, but I think that's code for "You have an opinion and you state it often." That, and I don't think anyone has ever called me shy.
Smiling a lot.
Getting people obsessed with Buffy.
Getting worked into an impotent rage at people who have poor bus etiquette.
b) Harold and Maude, Star Wars, The Royal Tenenbaums, You've Got Mail, X2, Amelie, Midnight in Paris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Almost Famous, Singing in the Rain, Jesus Christ Superstar, Empire Records
c) Buffy, Futurama, Scrubs, Sex and the City, RuPaul's Drag Race/U, Friends, Arrested Development, Twin Peaks, Parks and Recreation, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey
d) I'm gonna condense this and say: your typical mix of indie rock and oldies.
Also! If you still make/listen to mixtapes on actual tapes and are interested in a trade, no matter where you live, lemme know. So long as we can agree on a mutual no mailbomb policy.
e) Falafel, fresh produce, campari tomatoes, cinnamon
Why I've convinced myself that even though it's often my gut instinct, it's a bad idea to message guys with just "You're super cute."
But really, it varies a lot. You never know for sure.
I get a little bummed when dudes list favorite authors instead of books, and it's all males.
I can tell a lot about a straight guy by how he feels about drag queens.
Relatedly, I've actually searched for matches here based on the word "heteronormative." BUT I'M REALLY FUN YOU GUYS I SWEAR.
Or, any combination of:
You wanna listen to records on my rug.
You are a feminist/ally.
You want to go eat brunch (best meal).
You have any interest in conquering X-Files on Netflix with me; I didn't realize there were 9 seasons when I started up.
You like Adventure Time.
You love the public library system.
You wanna play tennis.
You want someone to knit you a wonky but warm hat for Fall.
You like to be silly but you still dabble in pretension.