I find it absurd to send a really long, drawn-out message the first time. I've written a profile for stuff like that. If I'm messaging you, it's because I think you might be fun to grab a coffee or beer with. From there, we'll get into longer messages. I'm an "in-person" person.
I'm a pretty focused person when it comes to just about everything. I like to be around people all the time and will work from a Starbucks, rather than be at home alone 98% of the time.
I like seeing people's responses to "answers I'll accept" more than their profile most of the time. If you don't like Cheerios, what does it matter to you if I do? Heh. Then again OKCupid does yell at me a lot about rating more things important...
I am a little odd, i suppose. I keep my life very simple. I eat lunch from a veggie box because I like to eat healthily. I don't own a car because it's unsustainable. I don't have cable because I'd rather be with people, than watch them.