UPDATE!!! I just had a kid with my girlfriend, so I'm in "friends-only" turf until further notice.
To be honest, I don't take this or any other dating forum seriously, so let's keep our expectations low and spirits silly, shall we?
I am a fairly well-rounded individual. I love cooking, skiing, philosophy, literature, politics. I take pride in treating women with respect and compassion, while not being spineless (or prudish); I enjoy a spirited discussion of gender issues and sexual issues; that I enjoy these sorts of discussions isn't a focal point of my personality. I consider myself a Renaissance man of sorts in that I can take an interest in just about anything without defining myself by it. I also can shake my arse pretty well.
Fervently anti-racist. Trying to become anti-anything-ist, really. Everyone has a right to be respected, as long as they don't do anything to lose it. That being said, I haven't had a whole lot of exposure to all the different life choices/styles/gender IDs/etc., so bear with me if I come across as an ignorant a-hole sometimes and any knowledge you can pass on would be super at helping to fix that!
Basically, I hate haters. If you get your jollies from pointing and laughing at people, move along. Lord knows we all get the urge to facepalm because of people sometimes, but not to the point of it being a hobby.
I enjoy all the sensual pleasures life has to offer, especially good food and drink. But I also have some sense and take care of myself by keeping fairly active and eating well. I think I'm pretty well-balanced.
I do have a bit of a cynical side, but I generally like everyone at first. I'd summarize it as: The world is often a craphole, but the people in it are usually pretty cool. I'm a bit of softie, but I'll never act like it.