Mostly I don't care about convention. In dating or otherwise, I like to do what I want and not give a crap what people think, except for the few people whose opinions I value. It's all about what works for me and who I'm with.
I do a lot of physical activities, including various crossfitness, gymnastics and esoteric dances. So, while I enjoy a good time, dedication and persistence are as important.
I'm a pessimist and a shit talker. Deal with it if you must, but I'd prefer if you enjoyed it.