I'm a pretty unpretentious sort of person. I don't go in much for artifice, either in appearance or or behavior - and so tend more toward a more casual "what you see is what you get" persona, although I do have the superpower of going from Gore-Tex to formal in a matter of seconds. I value honesty, forthrightness, having principles and standing up for them, and treating other human beings with respect and dignity, as I hope the treat me in turn. I try to be an honorable person, although like all human beings I have my flaws and annoying behaviors, to be sure.
I like doing all sorts of things: going to movies, plays and concerts; dining out or cooking in; reading books; camping, hiking, kayaking, sailing, travel in general, thrift-shopping, outdoor markets, pub-hopping, and the like. Not much into organized or team sports, although I can generally be coerced into watching baseball and soccer without strenuous objection (I've just been christened "The Wall" for my superior flag-football blocking skills). And just because I've never done something, doesn't mean I wouldn't like to at least try it at least once (I'm a firm believer in the proposition that one should never say "no" to anything when it's the first time).
I'm also kind of a smarty-pants, sometimes too much for my own good. And I have a very low tolerance for Right-Wing/Fundamentalist/Racist/Homophobic/Misogynistic/Tea Party B.S. - in case you were wondering. Which, I hope you were.
Also, I'm something of a nerd. Theatre nerd, space nerd, Sci-Fi nerd, technology nerd. Nerds are cool, really, we are. Everybody should have at least one thing they're passionately nerdy about, whatever it may be. Most of my friends are nerds, and in direct contradiction to the stereotype, they're all delightful people!
If you're smart (book or street, either works for me), funny (and yes, even cynics can be funny, in that dry, "I'm not sure if you're joking or not" way of theirs), somewhat geeky, not too full of themselves, like to do fun, interesting, challenging things, have a good balance of outgoing sociability and quiet insularity, enjoy good food, good drink, good conversation and good company, are independent-minded, but maintain strong support-systems, and aren't afraid to exhibit occasional quirky, nay, even eccentric behavior (even if it's hidden under a facade of workaday "normality"), then we should definitely chat.