When socialising, I like to balance meeting with groups of friends for general chit chat and hanging out with individual people for more in-depth conversations. Talking is generally important to me, and it shows in my preference of pubs over clubs. The only exception might be movie nights, cause I like showing people good movies.
Stories are an important part of me, so I consume them in any format, be it novels, movies, audio books or plot-driven videogames. A particular hobby of mine is that I love reading novels to people, especially when I find good voices for the characters.
After a long hiatus I have also recently picked up roleplaying games again to get the method acting urges out of my system.
Other hobbies of mine are martial arts (currently Ju-Jutsu) and photography.
I have recently starting looking into ethical polyamory as a lifestyle. Having friends with benefits, both while in or out of a relationship, worked for me in the past, but I didn't think of labelling myself poly for a long while. Now I'm hoping to find a few people with whom to discuss the topic.
Dating-wise friendship is the defining factor. I've never really gone on typical dates before, instead I first befriend people and then things might develop from there. They might develop into a relationship or benefits or just a high level of trust. But sex without some form of connection is not my thing.
I'm not exclusively looking for poly people for dating, but I do currently have a long-distance friend with benefits, so at least a certain degree of openness would be required.
In any case, openness and communication are key to getting along and setting boundaries that all can live with.