It'd be much more interesting if these "about you" sections were less free-form. Oh, sure, you can tell who's got personality (and commitment; aka willing to type something unique about themselves) with this method . . . but how often do you get to know the person, versus what-the-person-wants-to-display-to-the-world? I'm all for "best foot forward", but frankly, I'd rather hear about your goals on the phone or on a date. There's no way to do someone's hopes and dreams justice in a text box online.
I guess I should list at least a few characteristics (as if you've not yet gotten somewhat of an idea of who I am from the first two, admittedly sarcastic, paragraphs) --
I'm bright, very outspoken, and (would like to think of myself as) funny. Good dinner date conversation is a MUST. I value openness, passion, and creativity, and I swear -- I'm a fraction of as lame as that just probably just sounded to you (ok, so, a pretty substantial fraction, but really... it's tough not to come off as bland, unless you're trying to seem radical and quirky [and thus, VERY cliche], which is just as bad as coming across as lame).