Well, that probably would have been funny with some Groucho Marx timing (the funnier Marx!). Or not. I should have tried that one out on my college students first. I am a college film professor and I have tormented my students with some really terrible jokes over the years. I've always appreciated silly jokes and the anti-comedy of someone like Andy Kaufmann or Steven Wright. Don't worry, I don't plan on bringing cue-cards with horrible jokes, or lip-syncing to Mighty Mouse, on a coffee date or anything like that. Though the dadaist in me would be amused to watch a date a like that unfold at the next table.
But that is the silly/ absurdist side of my personality. I am also very committed to my career. I recently moved back to Chicago to begin my new life as a Professor after many years in graduate school completing my Doctorate. However, there is more to life than just pursuing a career. Finding someone to share my life with is as important.
In terms of what I am looking for with someone, I have never created an ideal type but a few things are important. I'm probably more compatible with someone who is politically and aesthetically liberal. Having adventurous tastes in music and movies is definitely a plus. Openness to new sounds and images, preferring a museum to a bar, not minding really bad comedies, and thinking Sultan's Market has the greatest falafel in the history of the multiverse are positive signs as well. Emotional chemistry is also very important, but I tend to need to know somebody a little bit before that registers. I guess you can say it takes a bit to warm up to someone.
I forget if you are supposed to close with a joke.