p.s. I speak more than one language, but I want to leave some room for a conversation vs. putting it all on here.
Not very good at small talk, so talk to me like you would with an old friend.
Also -- not bragging (apparently).
Maugham, Hailey, Shaw are good.
However, I mostly read non-fiction now (Malcolm Gladwell, Nat Geo, hbr, etc.)
Gladiator and Primal Fear are astounding. A beautiful mind and The imitation game.
The others are (in no particular order) The Matrix (first one), Good Will Hunting, Gattaca, The Good Shepherd, The Others, American Beauty, 21 grams, The Italian job, Thelma and Louise, Mulholland Drive, The Skulls, The Devil's Advocate, Billy Elliot, Mystic River, Minority Report, Iron Man, The Notebook, A single man, Pixar cartoons, documentaries.
Music: R&B, 2 step, soul, jazz, blues, house, trip-hop, lounge, ambient
Downton Abbey, Scandal, and American Horror Story.
Otherwise, I don't watch TV much.
From the older stuff... Mad Men / Breaking Bad / Prison Break / The Event / Friends / Suits / Homeland.
Theatre: I love good plays and try to get out to the theatre relatively often, and can take you with me.
Food: real Italian (Italy, not Jerrrzay) and French + Greek, Spanish, Russian, Nordic... Food is a bit personal, though. More often than not I make some simple stuff at home, rather than go out to eat (unless the place is very good). At least here in NYC.
As a side note, I'm all for sustainability, responsible farming and humane treatment of animals.
Nature and traveling
Gadgets/something to read
Jokes (often silly and inappropriate, because -- as much as I appreciate refined wit -- I still think those are the best)
--travel plans and road trips
--geography and maps
--honorable mention: some random sh*t
- you mostly have your life together
- you have a solid moral code
- you don't take yourself too seriously (otherwise you might not survive my jokes)
- you respect yourself enough not to use nonsense like grindr.
P. s. "Activity partner" means we could go play frisbee together. Or abuse gelato. Or do something equally fun.