My current interests run mostly to hiking, skiing and the like but I enjoy most outdoor activities (e.g. SCUBA diving). I am also an avid traveller. I would dearly love to take a course in sky-diving or learn to fly a helicopter (or learn a martial art, or...) but who has the time to do everything? As I said, I especially enjoy walking/hiking and I would love to find someone who shares that.
I have intellectual pursuits that I enjoy in my spare time: I have an unnatural fascination with language and linguistics, ancient mythology and a desire to learn about psychology (really I want to go back to university and do another three of four undergraduate degrees).
By day I'm an electronics/systems engineer (for those interested, I work on [and also run] applied research into signal processing, information and control algorithms & techniques) and I exhibit a degree of geekiness that comes with the territory. I do absolutely love my job - I get to use almost every technical skill I have ever learned and, at the same time, get to employ my creativity every step of the way to solve challenging problems.
Unlike a lot of people (almost everyone on here it seems), I am not a *huge* fan of London (I like it upon occasion). I love the amenities and the endless selection of things to do but I dislike the crowds, the endless gray sprawl, the whole constricting oppressive feel of the city (or any really big city for that matter) and, of course, I *hate* the prices. As a result, I have moved to the (not so salubrious) city of Luton on the Hertfordshire border (with lots of fields and trees and green places and space and cheap houses).
All of that is somewhat superficial. What I would love to find someone that, like me loves to discuss ideas. Ideas about everything: psychology, the internet, how a bird's mind would react if were transplanted into a fish, social phenomenon, the way stuff/people/society works or could work, how you would rebuild the legal system, possible remedies to the national budget, why your dog prefers marmite on toast over boiled eggs... whatever.