1. Talk about your hobbies.
2. Talk about your goals/aspirations
3. Talk about youself and what makes you unique.
4. Your taste in music.
The only one of these that might tell something about someone's values is No. 2. And it seems mostly to elicit responses that include "I want to spend more time travelling and with family." Maybe this makes for good conversations between acquaintances in an airport waiting to leave on separate flights but this shallow repartee is hardly the sort of "news" it takes to build a LTR. No.'s 1, 3 and 4 are are about interests and what difference does it make if you both share an intense interest in playing tiddlywinks. And I already know that your tastes in music are "eclectic" except for not liking rap. Frankly, entering a response as to religion tells me more about your values as to community than all the other stuff about "what makes you unique." I believe the reason so many profiles don't include religion is that it might cut down on the number of "hits"; hits which in the long run don't lead to a LTR since the hit isn't based on values but on interests. (Think about it. Is the first question a guy asks you in a bar when he's "hitting" on you, as he gazes longingly at your decolletage, "What's your religion?"' I don't think so 'cause it isn't designed to advance his agenda for a LTR much less a STR.)So for what it's worth here's my shallow response to PoF's suggestions. If you want to know about my values we'll have to have a conversation.
As to what's happening in my life..... I know it isn't going to improve the Universe but one of my goals is to travel to Argentina, enjoy the ecology and learn to tango. It's more fun to travel with a friend but I'm gregarious enough to make an amigo o amiga when I get there. I'll edit this later. I've been delinquent in my obligations to the Red Cross for months so I have to get out the door before they stop calling and come to drag me in. (I don't think they'll spill too much blood to get me in for a donation. I mean, they wouldn't want to waste any.)
I am smart, kind, and have a passport