Pros: I can see over people. I can tie my own shoelaces. I have a job and a car. I can use the English language and have conversations about various topics. I can feed myself - with utensils. I have ten fingers and ten toes. The mafia is not looking for me. I have not spent time in prison. I do not have bodies buried in the backyard - at least at this place.
Cons: I'm not an adrenaline junkie so I am unwilling to skydive or be an organ donor (aka ride motorcycles). I do like roller coasters though. My inflamed achilles tendon limits my movements until it heals - I walk slowly. Dances like an injured zombie when I am fully healed. My singing sounds like an injured walrus mating call. Avoids mid-day sun or wears hats and sticks to shady areas - may be part vampire, but not the Twilight kind. (I've never actually seen Twilight, but I hear the vampires glitter and that just ain't right.) My knuckles sometimes drag along the ground and I make grunting noises. I cannot tell you the number of times that I've been told, "I can't take you anywhere" after I've been slightly mischievous.
Looking for friends first with the option to develop into something more. As I am an introvert, I move a bit slowly actually developing a friendship first.
I've been in my own circle of friends for years and find it awkward to reach out to meet new people, but I am trying. I actually try to smile at people who smile at me now. I'm sure it's a bit like Shrek trying to force a smile and I feel awkward doing it. Looking away was so much easier. Why do they have to smile at me? Is my fly open?
I'm a computer geek. I find my self moderately humorous, but others find me pretty funny or not so funny so I guess it depends if you have a sense of humor. I'm a bit shy and an introvert, although people at work don't believe it - but then I am comfortable around them. I like to read - mostly news, economics, science, humor and cat videos. I listen to NPR sometimes. I think it's better to have information than uncertainty. I like to understand people, even their flaws. I lurk on reddit. I ask questions and sometimes I take answers and use them to generate more questions, like a four year old on steriods. I like spooky Halloween trails and bring people that can scream for my pleasure. I enjoy renaissance festivals. I like movies. Sometimes I ride my bicycle to get some exercise and I play some soccer.
I'm actually 6' 3" in the morning, but I'm not sure if the pressures of life take an inch off me by the evening or if it is gravity doing its magic. At least, I was 6' 3" a few years ago. Perhaps I'm only 6' 2" in the morning and 6' 1" by the end of the day.
I don't watch professional sports. No football, hockey, baseball or basketball.
I'm pretty casual outside of work. T-shirts in the summer, sweatshirts in the winter. I dress for comfort and not for style. I don't attend black tie dinners.
I have two kids that I have every other weekend. Sometimes we play computer games together. Sometimes I take them exploring because I like to hear them whine "when are we going back home?"
I don't know what I am looking for. I know that honesty and sense of humor is required. I like to understand people. If you're willing to be understood and can be honest and laugh about things, it's a good start.