I am generally more open and honest than particularly polite. I am hard to read and it can take people a while to figure out what I am like. I am attentive to the people I am close to.
I like reading, e.g. Terry Pratchett or Jane Austen. I enjoy writing also, but I do not actually indulge in it that often. I enjoy music. I like playing strategic board games, especially shogi.
Politically I am a left-wing liberal, but I care much more for actual pragmatic solutions to causes I consider important and conveying understanding why particular values are to be preferred than political parties or speculative discussions about politics.
I am contemplative, intellectual, and imaginative.
I am an IT professional. I typically go to the office about twice a week and work from home the rest of the time. A substantial part of my work is internationally oriented, across time zones. It is not uncommon for me to have both early and late conference calls and go shopping etc. in between. My current job contains elements of planning, coordination and management as well as very deep technical skills.
I try to play at the Dutch Shogi Championships every year, and one or two more tournaments. I also like to play more general board game sessions with friends.
I am a good listener. I make a point of stimulating open-mindedness as well as responsibility. People who know me find it comparatively easy to confide in me.
I tend to look at things critically. I take my own point of view with a grain of salt.
Movies - I tend to prefer slower-moving films or as a friend puts it 'those arthouse films in which nothing happens'--but anything that really makes you think will work. Some better-known movies I really like: Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Abre los ojos, Twelve monkeys, Rashomon.
Music - I enjoy listening to many genres; most of my music collection is metal. Favorites include Dark Tranquillity "The gallery", Skyclad "A burnt offering for the bone idol", Queensrÿche "Rage for order", and Kari Rueslatten (esp. as the singer for The 3rd and The Mortal "Tears laid in earth"). I occasionally still listen to Duran Duran or Depeche Mode.
Food - Indian, Greek, Chinese (esp. Cantonese).
I have a distinct idealistic side and keep thinking about ways to improve. I think that, beyond the obvious, what change is positive is strongly tied to culture and often also bound to a certain social group or stratum, and that an outsider cannot generally hope to figure this out.
I am an advocate for free, open, and honest communication. Anything that is enjoyable and not a threat to other commitments (or general humanity) that you can do with a clear conscience is allowable in principle and negotiable from my perspective.
I strongly value openness and honesty. Relationships require good communication, especially poly ones.
Long-distance relationships have their own limitations.