Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Anything by Herman Hesse (esp. "Narcissus and Goldmund");
Anything by Kurt Vonnegut (esp. "Cat's Cradle"), Anything by Edgar
Allan Poe; Sci-Fi - esp. Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Ray
Bradbury and Robert Heinlein
And for non-fiction - Richard Dawkins, Stephen J. Gould and Carl
Sagan are some of my favorites. Oh, and Howard Zinn's "A People's
History of the United States" too.
Movies: Monty Python's Life of Brian; 2001: A Space Odyssey;
Network; All three Lord of the Rings movies; Brazil; Contact; Fight
Club; Spider Man ("With great power comes great responsibility.");
any Star Wars movie (yeah, even the new ones); Avatar - to name a
few. I'm always down for checking out something new or that I've
never heard of, you know, something my date wants to see.
Music: Jazz - Miles Davis; John Coltrane; Medeski, Martin and Wood;
John Scofield; Herbie Hancock; Grant Green; John McLaughlin; Bill
Frissel; Dave Brubeck; Thelonious Monk; Charles Mingus; Weather
Report; Duke Ellington
Rock - Led Zeppellin; Pink Floyd; Black Sabbath; Rush; Frank Zappa;
Beatles; Grateful Dead; Jerry Garcia; Yes; Jethro Tull; Bob Dylan;
Simon and Garfunkel; Santana; Sublime; Eric Clapton; The Who
Reggae - Bob Marley; Peter Tosh; Toots and the Maytals; Jimmy
Cliff; Skatalites; Black Uhuru, Is anyone actually reading this
Country/Bluegrass - Johnny Cash; Patsy Cline; Flatt and Scruggs;
Willie Nelson; Bill Monroe; Chet Atkins; Doc Watson
Classical - Mozart; Bach; Vivaldi; Brahams; Beethoven; Dvorak;
Lizst; Haydn; Handel; Paganini; Chopin; Debussy
Funk/Soul - Funkadelic; Parliament; Earth, Wind & Fire; Stevie
Wonder; James Brown; Sly & the Family Stone; Ohio Players;
Marvin Gaye; Aretha Franklin; The Meters; Booker T. & the
I like plenty more music, but the list is already way too long, and
I've already been leaving plenty out. So I'll just say I like a lot
of world music genres (esp. Indian and Latin and African), but I
admit I'm not that into a lot of contemporary, top 40 type, pop
Food: That's easy - just about anything vegan.
Yes I own a TV, and I'm not afraid to admit that I watch it. Some
of my favorites are: The Rachel Maddow Show; Nova; Frontline;
Hannibal; The Mentalist; The Simpsons, to name a few.