I like people who can take care of themselves and their needs. Those who are able to wake up in the morning and take care of all the things that keep them going until they go back to bed. It's odd having to say something like that on a site that is meant for adults, but I think that quality is rare in the average internetter (I just made that word up). In short, I'm able to take care of myself and I'm not interested in raising children of either the under 18 or over 18 variety (or even the over 40 variety in many cases).
I enjoy playing poker because of the exercise of reading people's intentions in an imperfect situation with imperfect data. I don't mean to turn it into a philosophy or anything, so I'll keep it short. If you're not able to read a person on the table with any kind of accuracy, you're not going to be able to figure them out in any other setting either.
I am fascinated by the world of finance and the stock market, but am way too much of a rookie to do anything meaningful in those fields yet.
Politically I identify as a Libertarian and I value personal philosophies that exalt a person's own competence.
Ok, I've decided to add a little bit more...
I thought I had a section in here describing my Myers-Brigg personality type, but apparently I don't, unless I'm an idiot who didn't read his whole profile. Maybe when even I'm not interested in reading my own profile again, it's boring and others don't bother either. Whatever.
Anyway, I'm an INTJ which describes just about everything in my personality perfectly. I don't put much stock into these sorts of things normally, but the Myers-Brigg is at least a really good general estimate and more accurate than any other I've found. Being INTJ makes me seem pretty crazy most of the time I think. I'm a little less crazy than I have credit for, mostly the fact that my neuroses are more like choices and preferences rather than some kind of illness that I feel like I'm "suffering" from. My personality makes me a crappy employee and more than a little unlikeable as a person unless I have some kind of admiration for the person I'm interacting with in whatever way.
No need to read into all of that more than is necessary, but if you're curious, look up what an INTJ is like and you'll probably get it.
I am logical, rational, and sardonic