I make eye contact and listen closely. I crave quality interaction. I'm interested in just about everything, and I love to think about things intensely and thoroughly! and talk about them! (So please don't be one of those people who says, "You think a lot.") I love to laugh and once in a while I even say something kind of funny. I'm fairly comfortable with myself and can handle intense situations pretty well. I've done a few unusual things with my life, like study music in India. I like walking around in nature but I'm not hardcore. I find I'm often out of step with what everyone else is into. I don't like being categorized and I try not to categorize others too much. But I did get bored with digital photography and I'm shooting mostly film these days, which puts me in a certain hipster category, whether I like it or not.
(Just to be clear, I make photographs, not movies. Some people misinterpret "shooting film" to mean "shooting films" (note the singular and plural). But I think it's a natural misunderstanding. The word "film" means "motion picture" to most people, but to me it means thin, transparent plastic, coated on one side with a light-sensitive material such as silver halide crystals suspended in gelatin. So when I say I'm "shooting film" (singular) I mean I'm making images upon such light-sensitive material, using a film camera...... which is not a movie camera but a camera that holds film. As opposed to a digital camera. There are a few pictures of me in my photos section playing with my view camera, which exposes 4x5 inch sheets of film one at a time. That's the kind of camera where you have to put a big cloth over your head to look through the camera to make sure everything's in focus, and you have to figure out the exposure (shutter speed and all that) manually. I find it way more fun and satisfying than digital photography.)
movies. The Lion in Winter (O'Toole/Hepburn, not Stewart/Close), Top Hat, The Princess Bride, The Court Jester, the occasional superhero movie, Woody Allen flicks, Ang Lee.... A movie I hated: Braveheart (and not just because it's wildly inaccurate).
TV. The Daily Show. ... I'm glad Game of Thrones exists because otherwise I wouldn't have read the books; but now that I've read them, the TV show strikes me as utterly stupid.
music. Beethoven, Diane Birch, The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine, Indian classical music, Lady Gaga (a much better singer than Tony Bennett), Melody Gardot, Neko Case, later Philip Glass, Public Enemy, Rachael Yamagata, Soundgarden, A Tribe Called Quest, U2, Willie Nelson.... I dislike: most country music produced in the last 20 or 30 years, and the Decembrists.
food. I like almost everything, but my favorite is homemade North Indian food.
stand-up comedy. Louis C.K., Mitch Hedberg.... Bill Cosby was on this list; I grew up listening to his stand-up albums, but I can't listen to them anymore.
This might be important for you to know: I don't much care for sports, and I actively dislike (American) football, both the sport itself and the religion around it. (Also, why in the world is it called football?) ... But I will go to a baseball game or some other kind of game, if someone else pays for it.