affinity for

affinity for

A passionate interest in or affection for something or someone. She must have an affinity for women with dark hair because her girlfriends are always brunettes. You can always find Lucy at the library—she has a real affinity for reading.

affinity for someone or something

a strong preference for something; a strong liking for something. Mary's affinity for classical music accounts for her large collection of recordings.
References in classic literature ?
I had shared the conscience of Macbeth, the passion of Othello, the doubt of Hamlet; many times, in my natural affinity for villains, I had mocked and suffered with Richard III.
Two, and even three days, have frequently been wasted in futile attempts to procure a sufficiency of hydrogen to fill a balloon, from which it had great tendency to escape, owing to its extreme subtlety, and its affinity for the surrounding atmosphere.
For the rat, mark you, being a foul-living creature, hath a natural drawing or affinity for all foul things, so that the noxious humors pass from the man into the unclean beast.
Eighty-two percent of those with high affinity for a site believe that the site carries advertisements for high-quality products and services, while only 36% of low-affinity users believe so.