I think that a relationship should be something that grows organically. I tend to start things off casual and easygoing and see where it evolves from there. I find it's not a good idea to try to lump relationships into categories, especially early on - you're still trying to figure out how well you work with each other.
Physical stuff definitely interests me, but I'm certainly open to a relationship evolving beyond that. I'm not looking for a one-night stand, but at the same time I'd be lying if I said that sex wasn't important to me. I believe it's necessary to build the intimacy needed to form a healthy relationship.
In other words, I have no idea where any new relationship will lead. I don't know if it'll be serious and long-term or not. I'm certainly not opposed to it becoming serious. But I do believe that for a relationship to become serious, physical intimacy is a must.
Speaking of healthy, I do ask that anyone I become involved with first share STD test results with me, and I would of course do the same (I'm clean, by the way). I think it's a sad byproduct of our cultural aversion to honest communication about sex that we hesitate to talk about this topic, despite how very important it is to our own health and well-being.
Also, I am a part of the local BDSM community as a Dominant. I am capable of being gentle or rough, depending on the needs of my partner. Let me know what you like, and I'll make it my goal to cater to those needs...
As for me in my everyday life? Well, I'm an office worker by day, and to relax I like movies and videogames (but don't play them obsessively), and love to share good ones with someone I think will appreciate them.
I tend to be more of an "indoor" person, although I'm not opposed to the occasional outdoor adventure - I'm not a shut-in, just a homebody. ;-) I've actually planned quite a few really fantastic outdoor excursions, actually. In the last year alone, I've planned outings to view the Perseid meteor shower (a yearly favorite of mine), as well as a trip to Yosemite. And BardicKitten and her husband took me fishing for the first time in my life! I didn’t catch anything… but it was still fun.
However, I'm even more proud of some of the parties I've planned with BardicKitten. Just off the top of my head, we had an Iron Man party with Martinis and schwarma, a Tron black light party, a fancy French seven-course meal for a group of close friends, and a Lord of the Rings marathon with three full meals throughout the day. Suffice it to say, the parties we've thrown have been some of the best parties I've ever been to.
As for politics, I'm politically liberal, and try to follow politics in general. I'm not thrilled with everything Obama has done during his term, but I think overall he's been a pretty good president, especially given the sort of opposition he's been facing.
I believe in gender and racial equality, as well as the equal treatment for LGBT folks. I also believe in equality for poly and BDSM relationships, but that’s a bit more complicated and something our culture is farther away from in terms of mass acceptance.
Religiously, I'm an agnostic, which I firmly feel is different than being atheist, and not just "indecisive" as a lot of people seem to think.