I also know this is a lot of information. Feel free to skim if you like; I simply put in everything I thought might be relevant, even if it may harm my chances in the short term. Better than leaving unpleasant surprises, right? Good news: You can count on this kind of honesty from me.
Video games are my hobby of choice and I wouldn't be who I am without them. If given a good enough reason (such as a steady girlfriend), I'd have no problems cutting back my play time, but eliminating it entirely is out of the question. Of course, this doesn't mean that they're all I do. Fun Fact, though: You don't have to play video games to enjoy them! There are plenty that are great just to watch, especially when played well! I actually really enjoy gaming with an audience, because it gives me a chance to share something I love with someone who likely wouldn't have an opportunity to experience it otherwise. Also, watching professional gaming matches can be quite riveting! If you can't wrap your mind around that, just picture how many football fans there are who don't play football.
I also play Dungeons and Dragons with a group of friends, and no, I'm not one of the stereotypical D&D players. We play because the game system is fun and it can be fun to explore stories together. It's not a game of victory or defeat; it's a game of cooperative storytelling.
I hit the gym two to three times per week to keep in shape because I like to feel good and I like looking in the mirror and thinking that I look good. I don't care for sports, but there are still some that I find more interesting than others (tennis, soccer, or anything with constant activity until a point is scored).
I'm somewhere between theism and deism, in terms of religion. I'm a firm believer in science, but I believe in the possibility of a supreme being and I believe that we should be genuinely decent people, and I view most religious texts as books of allegories designed to teach people how to lead better lives as humans. I've got no qualms with the religious, provided they don't use religion as an excuse for hatred against anyone.
I don't do drugs and I don't look favorably upon them because I've seen too many friends destroy themselves.
I don't drink but that's more because I don't like the taste of alcohol (regardless of what it's mixed with).
I was born and raised in Southern California, living in San Diego for all of my life that I can remember. I can't say I'm a fan of the weather (It can get too hot here! And I like rain and snow!), but I can tolerate it. The beach wouldn't be my first choice of places to hang out, though I can think of worse. I just really dislike that salty, sandy feeling that doesn't come off until you've showered like three times. Outdoor activity is acceptable as long as I've got someone worthwhile with whom to participate in it. I can certainly appreciate nature's grandeur, but I'm not the type of guy who'd like to isolate himself just to see it. I prefer trees to flowers, because I feel better when I look up than when I look down when looking at inanimate objects.
I'm loyal to a fault, I'm great at information retention, I'm a great listener, I enjoy laughing and making people laugh, I don't cook (but that's because I don't have the recipes or the drive at present; I can follow a recipe very well), I try to be optimistic whenever possible, I enjoy looking at both sides of an issue before making a decision, and I try to keep an open mind.
I'm a slow starter, but once I start doing something, I will see it through to the end. I enjoy a good challenge, and when applicable will insert my own handicaps if I find something too easy.
I live with my parents, but that's because I'm a full-time student and can't afford to live on my own (plus it comes with advantages such as them paying for food and gas and utilities). There's plenty of time when my parents aren't around each day, and I still have some income.
I have had only one previous relationship. It lasted over a year before ending. I'm still friends with her, but the romance is definitely gone. She's on the other coast and engaged to another guy, so there's that too.
I'm not a huge fan of tattoos or piercings, but if they're discreet I can overlook them.
I am a virgin and saving myself until I feel it's the right time, because I believe that sex should mean something and that my first time should be important. I want to share it with someone with whom I am truly in love.
Bonus points if you're 5'8" or taller, but I'm open to anything for now, particularly given the rarity that is tall girls.