While it's great to have a few things in common, I think the best relationships are those that complement, not mirror each other. The only requirements are the basic ingredients of humor, communication, positive attitude, and respect (for yourself and others).
In my down time, I go to the gym every day, farmer's markets, the movies as often as I can, and the tennis courts less than I should. I love to cook and am a huge foodie - nothing makes me happier than making dinner for my boyfriend (and if you offer to do the dishes, I might just marry you). I also love international travel, and vacation regularly and often in Ptown and Palm Springs (I know - but there's a reason it's a stereotype! LOL).
As for music, my tastes are pretty eclectic - from classical to jazz, to dance and accoustic. Some favorites: Mumford & Sons (but not the new album!), Sam Smith, Cold Play, Johnny Flynn, Noah and the Wale, the Fray, Carrie Underwood, Everything But the Girl, Duncan Sheik, and Ben Folds.
Whole Foods' lavender scented laundry detergent
(but not in that order!)