I read voraciously, love movies, and I'm a novice but enthusiastic cook. I love all animals, but I'm a stereotypical cat person (even though I don't currently have a cat). During the warm seasons I bicycle most weekends and garden. During the cold seasons I stare longingly out the window, waiting for the warm seasons. Even though my profile says I don't smoke, I'll admit here to smoking a pipe (it started out as an affectation, but now I simply enjoy it, though never around people unless they tell me it's ok). I like a wide range of music, but I just don't get opera (though I'm still trying), improvisational jazz (again, still trying), or country music (not trying at all). I've no interest in spectator sports, unless you count Mythbusters as a sport. Though I'm not religious in the common sense of the word I've studied the Bible, the Koran, the Gitas, the Tao te Ching and most other major religious and philosophical works. Depending on your POV it's either annoying or endearing when I refer to the works of St. Augustine or Lao Tzu. Then again, I'll also quote Stephen Wright and Alfred E. Newman, so it all evens out in the end.
What I'm looking for... Geez, this makes me feel so hypocritical, since one of the major things I look for in another is a lack of judgementalism. But, since you asked: I'm looking for someone smart, someone that will surprise me and appreciates being surprised. Someone with a mind so open it can contain the entire world. Someone comfortable with paradox, yet can't stand it. Someone who can make me laugh. Someone who loves to argue, but is mature enough to lose gracefully (or, more likely, who doesn't gloat when they win). Someone widely read, but who also recognizes that books are ideas and not the real world. Someone proud of what they do for a living. Someone who enjoys tradition and change with equal enthusiasm. But most of all, someone wanting a partner, rather than a master, servant, tool, or decoration.