I think the best way to get to know someone is by hearing what they're passionate about. My greatest loves are travel (sadly this one has not been properly nurtured, but I'm working on it!), animals, and fiction. Reading and writing occupy a great deal of my time, and if you want me to never shut up then just ask me about one of my stories.
Books - Let Me Tell You A Story, Attachments, The White Tiger, The Book of Strange New Things, Cloud Atlas, The Dresden Files, Codex Alera, Millenium Trilogy (AKA Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), High Fidelity, Life of Pi, Discworld, anything by Neil Gaiman.
Movies - Star Wars, Moulin Rouge, Love Actually, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Avengers, Sherlock Holmes, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, terrible B-movies, and most anything else with a sense of fun to it.
TV Shows - Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Sherlock, How I Met Your Mother, Doctor Who, Arrested Development, Supernatural, Daredevil, Veronica Mars.
Music - Within Temptation, Lindsey Stirling, Owl City, Alphabeat, Eisley, Sarah Brightman, Butterfly Boucher, Muse, The Killers, Yoko Kanno.
Food - Yes please. Seriously, good food is like magic.
2. My family.
3. Freedom to explore the world.
5. Good company.
6. New experiences.