To start, why am I doing the online dating thing? The answer is simple, I get a bit of access to many women I might never have gotten to meet, and they get a look at me if they so choose. Yes this is a rather obvious thing, but I'm under the impression that others use online dating sites for things other than looking for a date. As in all they are actually looking for is a sex partner. Sorry, but I'm not going to want sex on the first date. I'm just not that kind of girl ... I mean guy. (However, you can totally get me to want it. That apparently does work, because I go after the things I want)
I think having an actual sense of humor and being able to laugh at funny things are important in leading a healthy and interesting life. I'm not much of a joke teller, but I am good at getting giggles out of people. Situational humor is more my style, and if that fails I even have the ability to make fun of myself. Now with that being said, if you're someone who can't even laugh at a silly non-offensive joke (but most good jokes have to offend someone out there) please stay away from me. You make life even more sad than it ever ought to be. Okay, you can come near me if you have to, just don't listen to things I say or watch things that I do.
You probably couldn't tell by my appearance, but I absolutely looooove food. I like trying new and different things, and I especially like ethnic foods. Picky eaters bug me because they seriously haven't the slightest idea as to what they're missing out on. The sheer variety of flavors, textures, and combinations thereof out there is amazing. I also greatly enjoy cooking. Most of what I've made has turned out pretty good to quite excellent. But I've had my screw-ups as well. I burned spaghetti one time and thank God no one in my family knows. It's bad enough that I'm a disgrace to my Italian heritage. If they found out, I'd get disowned too. I've done a little baking too. My most recent foray into that realm was making almond cookies from scratch. I managed to kinda crispify them and still got high regards from my guinea pi, I mean friends. And I don't have the kinds of friends that would placate me; they tell me when my food is bad.
I read pretty much everything, but sci-fi/fantasy is my favorite. I also love learning for the sake of learning, and enjoy quite a variety of topics. When it comes to music I do like most everything, but Rock n' Roll is in fact the king of music. There is good country but it's hard to find, and anything other than old school rap (it's the kind done by very intelligent people expressing their views on important topics like oppression and other things that are still going on today ... you know it when you hear it [*ahem* hip-hop is the genre, rap is just a style of singing]) is just plain awful (unless it's got a really catchy beat).
I'm a fairly active person, and I like to do things. Whether it's classical fencing (bonus points for knowing the difference between that and olympic fencing), playing a game of GO (a ton of bonus points to you if you know the game without looking it up), or playing a pencil and paper rpg (Alright, if you know what that is plus the other two, I'm pretty sure we're going to have to get married. I think it's a universal law, kinda like the 3 Laws of Thermodynamics), I like to actually do stuff ... and type inside parenthesis a bunch.