I can be a fairly coarse personality, but I'm well-intended and I actually do care a lot about how other people are feeling, even if I'm not always apt to show it. I see many overt displays of emotion as superficial or insincere, and sometimes I overcompensate in how I act personally.
I care a lot about learning new things– if I'm not learning about something, I just feel stagnant, if that makes sense. I like to have a good time, but I prefer hanging out with my friends at someone's home to going out to clubs or bars– unless there is Karaoke. I'm a bit of a computer geek, and I very much enjoy learning as many details as I can about how they work. I enjoy fixing things, and finding interesting ways to repurpose things in unconventional ways. (I recently modified a food scale to run off a USB adapter instead of those weird, and more importantly expensive, watch batteries.)
I'm starting to get pretty into rock climbing. I started climbing at SEMO's Rec Center, but recently I've gone to a few places in Southern Illinois for outdoor climbing. I'm not particularly good at this point, but I have a great time.
I enjoy classical music, although my tastes are pretty varied outside of that. I've been involved in music since grade-school, and I'm still pretty involved at SEMO even though I'm not a music major and never want to be one.
I love the idea of finding someone who will go camping with me, because there's something supremely romantic about campfires and hiking (and this is true in more than one sense if you've ever toyed with German Romanticism, hurr dur durrr).
I said earlier in my profile that I can be coarse, and I suppose I should elaborate on that. I have what one of my favorite professors always calls a good "bullshit detector," and I'm very quick to point out when I think something is, well, bullshit. I'm really looking for someone with this same trait, because I'd feel really bad if I were constantly having to contradict someone over odd things that they believe for reasons I couldn't understand. If you believe in the power of homeopathic medicine, it's probably better for the both of us that we don't get involved in any serious way.