But that said, I don't really have normal ideas of life, nor a normal attitude, though norms aren't that great a yardstick anyway. Suffice to say, I'm mostly sane.
I'm an introvert and a deep thinker (forgive the self-flattery!), and I like my distance until I'm comfortable with people. But whilst I'm usually pretty independent and self-sufficient, I do have a very strong desire to meet someone on my own wavelength... someone intelligent and perceptive, and with a lot of substance. I am most attracted to women with whom I can talk deeply, and it's what I want most in a companion also (otherwise what's really the point?).
Oh, and I think I have a touch of "absent minded professor" to me. My thinking can come at the detriment of my attention to the present moment at times, and whilst I can be very serious (extremely, sometimes), I do still have a big kid in me who just likes to fuck around and laugh at stupid shit ;).