So I'm going to try something different here for a change (not just a change from the general norm but also in the profiles that I've used for myself for a long time). Rather than try to highlight how interesting I'm supposed to be, I'll be more upfront about the good, the bad, and the ugly (even though friends will probably see this and it'll be more embarrassing than usual, but that's now it goes). For the last of the trio..well, I'm just not good-looking. I can get more into that later, I guess.
For the middle...I'm just not very confident. I know that women want a confident man. I have years of reasons for not having much confidence at this point. It is abundantly clear to me that I'm not what women generally want. First...the "ugly" thing. Next, I'm short. And pretty scrawny. I fully support myself and have since finishing college, and have worked for the same organization since my early 20s, but I'm not especially ambitious, and that's a killer in this town. I'm always either too Jewish or not Jewish enough. Or maybe too bearded. (THAT is easily negotiable, though!) Or too vegan. (THAT is not!). And maybe I'm a little--just a little!--awkward on that first date. And for any combinations of these traits and perhaps others...I'm generally a "no." And it really sucks.
The good? I'm loyal. I'm pretty damned funny once you get me started. (A lot of observational things or references that come to mind during conversations and experiences. My first online messages aren't generally that hilarious.) I like to cook, or at least mess around in the kitchen and make some tasty things, though I wouldn't call myself an exceptional chef. I'm not some player--I want to treat you with respect and have something honest with you, be it "LTR" or less-so. I care about others--I'm an activist to benefit all species. I used to volunteer for a Food Not Bombs chapter. And so on. Try me?
One fun but of random: I am featured in Google Street View.