Speed reading. It's been a source of conflict in relationships with slow-reading academics.
Meeting awesome people. Probably the most frequent compliment I get is on having excellent taste in close friends.
In conversation, it's probably that I prefer to steer the conversation towards something other than small talk.
1. Intelligent conversation -- one might think that number 5 would cover this, but...
2. Sex and physical affection -- I'm suspicious of people who claim to be able to go without this
4. Wine -- I probably drink more beer, but I'd be really sad to never have a nice wine again.
5. The internet -- do you remember what a pain it used to be to look things up?
6. My self-respect.
I'm totally interested in meeting new people and making friends. That said, I'm not super-interested in *dating* anyone who doesn't have a few years of successful open/poly- relationships under their belt.