First impressions mean very little to me. It takes time and effort to really get to know someone. It can sometimes be hard not to make assumptions about people, but I try not to. I know there's only so much I can really learn about someone before spending a somewhat significant amount of time with them. Likewise, I'm generally rather quiet and usually a bit awkward, and I expect it usually takes some patience to get to know me.
I might be a bit of a computer geek. I spend a fair bit of my time playing games and programming and reading things. I'm usually happy to have an excuse to go out and do something, though. I just don't like going out by myself or being in crowded places. My usual preference is to go have coffee or something with one person at a time. I find it's easier to make a connection with people that way.
I like living a calm and relaxed life. I might be a bit quiet most of the time, but I'm happy that way. I've found that silence with someone else is rather special, and it's something that I don't want to do without.
I'm looking for a relationship, but that takes time. For the short term, I think it's easier to say that I'm just interested in meeting someone that I can enjoy being with. For me, romance needs to develop from something else, and I would very much like to find that.
Along those lines, I'm not particularly afraid of distance anymore. It does suck to not be able to be as spontaneous, and I don't have any particular interest in travelling otherwise. However, I have some luxuries at this point in my life that makes travelling most places not totally unreasonable, and I'd be happy to look into doing so for someone special. I've also found there's something sort of romantic about being on Skype with someone while I do my other useless computer things in the evening.