2. I have sometimes been known to pay for myself on a date or to take turns paying for things. I do this not because it matters but so that it won't be a big deal either way. A date is not supposed to feel like an exchange. (You're not buying me.) It should be something mutual.
A few movies: Across the Universe (which was everything Moulin Rouge should have been and wasn't), Edward Scissorhands, Heathers, Austin Powers 1&2, Princess Bride (is there anyone who doesn't have this one on the list?), The Last Mimzy (no, really, it's right up there with E.T.). I like most musicals and liked most Muppet productions until Jim Henson died. I was frankly annoyed by the pretentious steaming pile known as Harold and Maude.
Music: I really should skip this one; everyone says 'all kinds.' I keep it tuned to 98 Rock on my car radio because most of the music is fun--macho idiot fun, but fun nonetheless. I bought a CD of Sephardic songs accompanied by acoustic guitar. Reggae began and ended with Bob Marley. Billy Jonas is best in the songs he wrote for adults, not children. The world is about due for another Harry Nilsson. I am a pretty good singer but usually only sing at karaoke.
Food: I am skittish about cooking for other people despite being told I cook really well. I will, however, eat just about anything (keep the olives away, please). Dairy is my favorite food group, if you can call it that. I have been vegetarian before and still like that sort of thing, but I am not vegetarian now. If you lecture me about eating meat, it will only make me want to go out for a bacon cheeseburger (just playing devil's advocate as usual). I am not generally a big fan of beer but enjoy microbrews, especially a nice ESB. I have brewed my own mead before and will probably do it again one of these days.