Okay, the long version:
On LGBT Issues:
We can't be friends if don't support equal rights for everybody. And not just marriage, but everything. Did you know gay men can't donate blood because of bullshit ass archaic stereotypes? Yeah. There are other issues, too. I'm extremely passionate about lgbt issues. It's a strong religious view, but it's also personal. I have many friends and family members who are in the lgbt community. I love them as individuals and would want them to be treated like everybody else. Even if I knew zero lgbt people, I'd still want to support their rights on principle, but knowing people makes it personal.
On Religion and "god":
Talking about religion is difficult. I'm an atheist who teaches Sunday school. Wait, what? Yeah. You read that right. I love my church, but I don't believe in any kind of god or goddess. I'm a Unitarian Universalist which is a really cool religion. We're progressive and believe in social justice activism, not dogma or creeds.
I don't believe in God, heaven, or hell.
I teach Sunday School to high school kids, and I teach various age groups about healthy human sexuality and relationship practices aka sex ed.
On School and Learning:
Learning is probably my favorite activity. A good partner would be someone who challenges me to consider new perspectives and who likes to keep me on my toes, because challenging ourselves is the only way we grow and I want us (you and me?) to grow into our best possible selves.
On Alcohol and Drugs:
I don't really drink. I will sometimes, but it's rare. The good news is that if you drink, I'll be your designated driver.
I don't "use drugs" but I'm not against people who smoke weed or use psychedelics. A friend of mine was addicted to meth until he remembered how much he liked smoking weed. I think weed saved his life and am forever indebted to it for his sake.
Occasionally (like once or twice a year), I'll drink cough syrup and think in a unique way. It's fun and I learn something about myself each time, but it's gross tasting. I can't really explain it. It's a different type of thinking that you can't really get with out help, I've found.
What I'm Looking For:
This is very important. I'm looking for a few different things. Primarily friends. I don't have many friends. The people at school and church are either too old or too young to be genuine friends. I tend to make friends with women. I can separate friendship and romantic desire pretty easily.
I'm also interested in dating. It's been a long time since I've dated. I don't really like the dating process because I'm not great at it. The thing is, I'm really good at being in a long term relationship.
If I meet a woman I like, I want to eventually join her team. I want to care about her goals and dreams, I want to share in her victories and defeats, I want to be someone she relies on. And I want her to join my team. I want her to care about my goals and dreams, I want her to share in my victories and defeats, I want her to be someone I can rely on.
I want our two teams to start off distinct and then grow to where I can't tell whose dreams are whose.
That sounds really needy. It's not vital but it's ideal. I like to maintain separate interests and identities, but I like us to work towards our shared goals and dreams. It really means a lot to me to help people pursue things important to them.