If you are looking for a woman who thinks her personality can be summed up by saying "I love walks on the beach, I'm equally comfortable in blue jeans or a little black dress, and friends call me spontaneous, attractive, and say I love life...." I'm not her.
What I am is someone who would like to meet someone but this is a damn poor place to do it. Think about it: you try to write about yourself in a way that doesn't sound conceited but also puts good points forward, most of us are strangers here, in real life, how often would you be discussing your life with attractive complete strangers?
I *have* met several interesting guys here, but a few I didn't click with, a few (wrongly) thought dropping into a black hole was far kinder than telling me why I wouldn't be hearing from them ever again. But no one's in my life's right now, and I'm living with it. Their loss, not mine.
Some people have minds like a steel trap--mine is more like fly paper, so I retain a lot of trivia and have a number of favorite quotes. I won't be lecturing on what the Greek monetary crisis means for the economy, but I'll listen for a few minutes while you discuss it and I will retain at least some of it. I do read a lot, particularly news (but not Faux News, no way), but I don't make a habit of reading memoirs of Asian post-serialist composers, and other arcane subjects.
You probably will enjoy spending time with me because you can trust me to be honest but not be in your face about it. And many people think they're funny, but I WILL make you laugh at least once when we're meeting. Bet on it.
If I had to guess, I guess they notice I'm laughing. Or am surrounded by people I've just made laugh. Maybe it's my smile or my high cheekbones, although are guys really hot for cheekbones? I suspect what they notice is my chest, although I've never understood that fascination. Can someone explain it to me, she said innocently, with a perfectly straight face?
Movies: "big" movies with special effects should be seen in theaters, "little" movies best savored intimately should be watched at home. I like science fiction movies, comedies, and adventure movies, not so big on indie movies. But I could change my mind. Make your best case.
Shows: Yes, please. I love musicals.
Music: 70s music, R&B, some jazz. Rap and country? Not so much but I'm willing to give a listen to something that might change my mind.
Food: Does it have olives or kale? Then no thanks, otherwise, bring it on. Any ethnicity, meat optional. Love sushi, any Asian food, regional American, French cooking, crabs, street food, and, of course, Italian food. (I am culturally Italian.)
The question OKCupid needs instead is what type of partner are you looking for? Then I'd have to say smart, employed, single (for a LTR, I have friends who are poly, and I've been a FWB for them), a little active, social, and romantic.
There's a limited time I'll be OK chatting or emailing you, but then we MUST meet up. And you have to like going out for the first several dates. Which isn't to say I won't be OK with hanging out, watching TV, but I do a lot of that now, going out is fun.
If you were born after 1970, please don't message me saying "Age is just a number." I filter for a reason.