I've got below-average social skills; admittedly I don't spend a whole lot of time working on them. I'm also brutally honest. I'd prefer the same from other people than for them to tell me things I want to hear.
I can't say I'm much of an animal person, despite having had several pets. Working in a pet store actually made me less of a dog person than I originally was. I've had snakes and lizards as pets in the past, currently still have leopard geckos. I do like cats, probably more than any other pet.
My personal space may seem more utilitarian than most, though this is mostly due to laziness and cost. I don't have the same kind of need to make a space "feel like home", I just need it to function and be neat, organized, and clean. I'd expect the last part of anyone I'd become involved with, as it does bother me a little to be in a really messy room/apartment/etc.
I'm not really a fan of spontaneity. I prefer to plan out my activities, and I don't like going over to someone's place and then ten minutes later hearing, "Hey there's a party at so-and-so's!". And no, I'm not a huge fan of parties either. I may very occasionally go to Necto on a Monday night (I don't like the music on the other nights), but I'm quite asocial. Usually, it's on a date.
I'm most attracted to people who know what they want in life and do something about it, have motivation and ambition, and are very direct about things. I prefer someone to say "hey, I like you" rather than 'drop hints' all the time. It's not that I can't pick up on it, I just don't play those games.
Ever since I got my own car I've always insisted on driving anywhere I go, it's really rare for me to be a passenger in someone else's car. Despite this, I don't think I want to date someone who doesn't have one - it's about independence and self-sufficiency. I'm not looking for someone to become dependent on me.
I'm polyamorous. I'm not sure if I always will be, and I don't care right now. If you don't know what that means, you should probably move along...