As I’m aware that my previous post was not clear enough, I’m going to give you some examples of what I meant.
(1) I’m not a sporty type. I like lying/to lie in bed and I love reading/to read comics.
(2) In my free time I like meeting/to meet friends, going/go to the cinema or the theatre. And I love dancing/to dance. I’m a very good dancer.
(3) My friend George is a very good student. He doesn’t mind doing homework. I’m quite different. I hate studying/to study.
My question is: are the –ing form and the infinitive virtually interchangeable without affecting the meaning of the sentences? If so, is it just a matter of personal style?