I'm a pretty easy-going person - I used to be a bit shy and quiet, but you can't really be either when you're a teacher or living in a foreign country by yourself so I guess I've metamorphosed into someone very independent who likes getting to know new people and chatting about common interests.
I am romantically drawn towards women, but am completely asexual*. I've learned it's best to be upfront about this from the start, even though I am primarily interested in making friends right now.
* Okay, this seems to require clarification. Asexuality covers a wide spectrum but, for me, it means I am completely uninterested in sex of any kind with anyone.