I suppose I should just come clean to start with, I am what some people would refer to as a "nerd" or "geek." With many of the stereotypes associated with such titles being accurate representations of me. I love reading. I like games of all types (video games, board games, card games, role playing games etc). I like science fiction, some fantasy, and I like it when a story explains why something is, instead of just expecting you to accept that it's just how things are. I'm very shy, and somewhat self conscious about it.
One thing that I kind of break the mold on though is that I very much like sports. I'm a huge hockey fan, I started playing when I was 5. My favorite teams (in order) are my hometown Detroit Redwings, and my adopted home Carolina Hurricanes. I also like football, both professional and college. I am proud to say I was a Detroit Lions fan through the good times and bad, and I'm a NC State Wolfpack fan on the NCAA side. I also particularly like volleyball, and other than that most anything they are willing to put in the Olympics is entertaining enough to be worth watching.
I think it's also only a fair disclaimer that I'm not super into anime, comic books, or manga. I know those things do typically go into the realm of nerd, and while I'm not opposed to them, I also never really got into them.
As far as the sort of place I'd choose for a date, I'm not too picky, but I do have certain criteria I desire. I prefer to go to places where it is light enough to reasonably see the person you are with, quiet enough that you can have a reasonable expectation of having a conversation that isn't primarily shouting "what?" at each other, and an adequate seating:patron ratio to ensure a reasonable possibility of finding a table vice standing in a mass of humanity all night. All of which I find to be extremely achievable goals without imposing too much in the way of restrictions.