That said, you might find things worth knowing if you look ahead. This is long and it rambles a bit, but it's because I want to start on the right foot and I am hoping for dates that have the potential to lead to a real connection.
Random facts (scatter plot):
I moved here from Florida in early 2014 and to Arlington specifically in October. If you know the best hole in the wall restaurants please be my friend.
I take a lighthearted view of this process.
I am pretty busy at the moment. It may take time to answer a message even if you seem rather interesting.
I make an effort to never be boring, but I have grown enough to usually know the difference between excitement and agitation.
I am a liberal who believes that conservatives have a few good ideas, and that most political positions are better in theory than in practice. That said, I probably don't hold every political position you hold even if you could describe yourself in the same way, and I think it is important that you don't run political litmus tests on people. I don't enjoy first dates that turn into a discussion of gun rights or the patriarchy - because these don't tend to be discussions, but lectures, or worse, sermons.
I'm an Atheist/Agnostic, but some of the people I respect most have deep fundamental divine beliefs, and I respect both religion and spirituality when it bears good fruit. I read Ecclesiastes, it's good stuff.
However, people that think homosexuality is a sin likely won't get along well with me, as I don't want your bigoted opinions expressed around my friends.
Speaking of religion, I don't care much about sports, except for college football, and every four years or so, soccer. Neither of my parents cared about sports, but I was born in the South, and I'm a third generation Florida State alumni (for undergraduate), so something still got through.
I have a daughter in second grade, and I have her for the summers - until school started it was month on, month off. Nothing in my life has made me as happy as she has made me. She is a better child than I deserve. She likes watching documentaries about parasites, snakes, and the human intestine. She is a fan of Dr. Who, much more than myself. We go on bike rides, and bug hunting, and I do my pleasure reading while she makes friends at the park. She keeps trying to get the hang of the monkey bars, and I'm trying to get her to be less cautious and gain momentum. It's one of the most important things she can learn, I think, to reach out when you know you might not make it, because falling doesn't hurt that much.
I look forward to the day I can delete this account because I've fallen madly in love with someone. I'm not rushing into it, but I'm looking forward to it.