I'm usually too modest to talk about myself, but friends would likely apply the usual array of adjectives to me: smart, witty, kind, sensitive, caring, open-minded, trustworthy, honest, and loyal. Sometimes any or all of these to a fault.
I hate putting myself into boxes to describe myself, so I won't do the same to you. I have obvious preferences (don't we all?) but I assiduously try to avoid categorizing people by "type" because it's very limiting and people are much more complex and interesting. So I don't really have a type per se, but if you were holding a gun to my head I'd probably answer the closest I have to one, which is "nerdy boy next door."
With that in mind, I am much more interested in your intelligence, personality, and kindness (you should have them) and heart (it should beat). Physical chemistry does matter initially, but it's never a make-or-break characteristic and certainly shouldn't be the sole criterion for anything as important as friendship (or anything beyond). I initially was going to write that I look at the whole package, but I realize the potential for misinterpretation makes it not the most elegant turn of phrase.
I'm also somewhat shy and reserved in social situations, but I usually can overcome that to make the first move and try to break the ice, but I'm usually more comfortable and relaxed (and usually flattered) when someone takes the initiative if they're so inclined. Once I feel comfortable with someone, I can break through the barrier of introversion fairly quickly. So come on in, the water's fine. (And if you look good in a bathing suit, it's not a prerequisite, but it certainly doesn't hurt.)
Nevertheless, I soldier on looking to meet that special someone, although I'm perfectly happy to meet some good platonic friends along that journey. If you're interested in either, read on. I hope to hear from you!