The following verbs are always followed by the -ing form when referring to a general habit.

Verb Translation Examples
Like piacere They like watching tv late at night
Love amare She loves being looked for
Hate odiare We hate going on crowded buses
Don’t/doesn’t mind non dispiacere He doesn’t mind doing the housework on Sundays
Enjoy divertirsi I enjoy reading thrillers
Prefer preferire You prefer walking to school
Verb + ing like/hate/love and other