I am a sucker for enthusiasm - anything that involves in-depth knowledge and overly excited hand motions is sure to get my attention. I tend to like people who have at least a few very different interests from me - I love getting to learn something new from someone who's passionate about it, whether its joke structures in stand-up comedy or obscure facts about 18th century philosophers or the evolution of the Star Wars universe that takes place in the novels.
I myself am very enthusiastic about bicycle adventures, singing at any time in almost any place, queer community, building shit, my hedgehog (who recently became a grandpappy!), being a grumpy feminist, NBC's Hannibal, drinking excessive amounts of tea, rambling on foot through Portland streets, attending comedy shows, and doing fun things at which I am not very skilled (rollerskating, instrument playing, quilting, socializing). I am still pretty into anthropology (my college major), spend a lot of time reading fantasy novels ranging from gritty urban fantasy to the Discworld series, and scifi of all stripes as well. I'm developing my cooking skills at a glacial pace, but anything is an improvement over the mushy stirfries of yesteryear. I speak a couple different languages to varying degrees of "conversational" and sometimes get stuck on a word and can't remember the appropriate English one. I'd be really into meeting any other linguaphiles (whether the language you love is English or otherwise)!
Reading books is sexy! Trying new things is terrifyingly amazing! Pie is the best! Walking upright is hard! Canoeing is fantastico! I love camping! I fail at color coordinated outfits! I win at making expressive noises with my face!
I am genderqueer, not that Okcupid has an option for that. Although my body is coded by the world as "female," I have no internal sense of being a man or a woman - I am a person. I would appreciate not being referred to with female-coded nouns (girl/woman/lady/mistress). If you just treat me like a person, we should get on fine.
Random facts: I wrote my senior anthropology thesis in college on alien cultures in science fiction novels. I volunteer at the Oregon Zoo. I have SO MANY colored Sharpies.