Long ago, a friend of mine suggested that, when meeting people, it was unwise to 'lead with your wierd'. While that's excellent advice when meeting strangers face-to-face, it's boring - and rarely leads to the kind of connections that I actually enjoy. My life *is* wierd, by contemporary standards, and the people I want in it are ones who share my offbeat interests and lifestyle.
So, if you're not actively interested in meeting a kinky polyamorous pagan nudist gamer and SF fan, who incidentally also likes hiking, animals, movies, sushi, and visiting places profiled by Atlas Obscura, then you really needn't read any further, as we almost certainly will have nothing in common.
On the other hand, if you *would* like to meet such a person, then please drop me a line, as I'm sure I'd like to meet you, too!
However, I'm not holding my breath. Yes, I'm single, but I have several ongoing relationships that keep me pretty happy, and I'm quite enjoying having actual alone-time for the first time in decades. On the other hand, all my current partners happen to married to someone else (see polyamorous above), so there is definitely room in my life for other people. While I'd love to find a primary partner to share the rest of my life with, it's not my top priority. However, finding more friends to hike, travel, see the city, talk, play games, watch movies, and otherwise play with is *always* an interest of mine.
My non-boring interests tend to be of the geeky variety. At one time or another, my social life has centered around one or more of theater, SF fandom, roleplaying, and the SCA, though none of those are primary communities of mine at present. I'm deeply interested in reading, writing, relationships, history, astronomy, evolutionary biology, Aikido, archery, mythology, dog training, movies, amusement parks, and both computer and board games. I love animals, and while I no longer have a dog or cats, I still stop to scritch every animal that seems even slightly friendly.
Professionally, I used to be a software engineer, and founded a dot com online gaming company in the late 90's. It failed, like so many others, but I had enough left over that I didn't need to work for many years. I am still financially independent, though far from rich. Still, I much prefer having time than wealth, as time is the one resource that I can never gain more of.
Relationship-wise, I'm single, dating, mostly straight, and looking for people to enjoy spending time with, while always being open to possibilities. I have never been married and have no kids, but have lived with several partners at different times, the longest for 13 years, most of whom are still good friends. I am quite committed to open, consensual non-monogamy in all my relationships for the rest of my life, and someday hope to find a lifelong primary partner who shares that commitment. While I prefer having a few deep long-term relationships rather than a lot of casual friendships, I've learned to not put all my emotional eggs in one basket, and am actively trying to broaden my social life.
Spiritually, I'm a committed atheist Wiccan with an interest in Buddhist and Tantric teachings, and have been since childhood. I'm rather more into rationalist show-me skepticism than trustful faith about lot of matters, but I've had my share of unexplainable synchronicities, so I try not to be dogmatic. In any case, I've come to the conclusion that things like deities, spirits, and spirituality are just as real and important - and as unreal, in a physical sense - as things like love, honor, and truth. And I'm *really* into love, honor, and truth.
Sexually - not that it matters for just friends, but this IS a dating site, after all - I'm extremely open-minded, GGG, way kinky, and am quite committed to polyamory. I'm mostly straight, though heteroflexible; while I don't actively seek out same-sex partners, I'm open to the possibility. I've been active in the BDSM community for many years as a top and Dom, playing almost exclusively with long-term partners. While I really enjoy sex and play (they're my favorite activity, after sleeping), I'm way more into intimacy and energy exchange than just the physical sensations. I totally agree with Bianca Jagger's quote - “Unless there's some emotional tie, I'd rather play tennis". And I don't even *like* tennis.