I tend to be awkward & soft-spoken in new situations or with new people, but that changes as I become more comfortable (sometimes very quickly). I love movies, music, reading, writing, games (board/video/trivia/physical), performing at open-mics, & spending time with the awesome people I'm lucky enough to be able to call my friends.
UPDATE: I just got engaged to a woman I met right here on OK Cupid! So, you can chalk me up as a positive testimonial that this can work.
(With regard to that last point, I've begun participating in St. Lou Fringe, with productions in the 2013, 2014, & 2015 Fringe Festivals.)
SINGLE BOOKS: The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora, Real Ultimate Power, Marvel 1602, I Am America (& So Can You!), Watchmen, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
BOOK SERIES: Animorphs, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter, Complete World Knowledge trilogy, Serenity.
WRITERS: E.E. Cummings, Louis Sachar, Anton Chekhov.
FAVORITE MOVIES: Head, UHF, The Princess Bride, MST3K The Movie, Stranger Than Fiction, Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Alfred Hitchcock (minus The Birds), Tim Burton (minus Planet of the Apes remake), Terry Gilliam (minus Twelve Monkeys), Kevin Smith (minus Zack & Miri), Don Bluth (minus Rock-A-Doodle), Shawn Levy (minus The Pink Panther remake).
ALL TIME TV SHOWS: Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, NewsRadio, Quantum Leap.
CURRENT SHOWS: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Castle, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Agents of SHIELD
BANDS: Monkees, They Might Be Giants, Y-O-U, Lemon Demon, Polyphonic Spree, Barenaked Ladies, New Radicals, White Stripes,....
SOLO ARTISTS: Weird Al Yankovic, Michael Nesmith, Joss Stone, Steve Burns, MC Lars, Lindsey Stirling,....
STYLES: Largely rock, some blues & jazz & hip-hop, a little bit of country & classical.
FOOD: Italian is my favorite, but I've yet to find a culinary culture with nothing I like in it.
(We could use a proper field for these last two...)
PLAYS: The Good Doctor, Waiting for Godot, Avenue Q, Spamalot, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Proof, Cry-Baby, Sovereignty, Total Nonsense,....
VIDEO GAMES: Super Smash Bros. series, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Tetris, Portal, Mario Kart 64, Mother trilogy, Sonic the Hedgehog 1-3, Pinball,....
1) My laptop, upon which I do my writing, recording, & a lot of communicating.
2) Jaw harp. It's my axe, & it's hard to come by a good one without having to order online.
6) Some form of personal free-roaming transportation, whether a car or a bike. Something that allows me to go anywhere I like, anytime I like.
Also if you're not demanding a "spark" the first time we meet. My personal history has shown me that the "spark" is wildly unreliable, & partly as a result, I can be a little closed off at first. With time, that changes.
ALSO also if you're not looking for a date or a hookup. My fiance absolutely rocks my world.