Here's what you need to know about me that you can't find out from other parts of the profile.
I'm just this guy, you know?
I am the ultimate geek daddy.
I like playing D&D. I like playing with computers. I like fixing computers. I like playing with video and audio: particularly the Replay TV, DVD burner, and the intersection of those two.
I like to cook. If you're hungry, I will make you food. I'm just that kind of a guy.
I'm a writer. I write role playing stuff, fantasy and science fiction stuff, and sometimes even erotica. I've been published before, but I don't make a living off of it!
I'm a amateur photographer. I love glamour and pin-up photography.
I do computer stuff for a living.
I'm a very, very social person. Because of a busy life, I don't get much social contact. That is why I'm here. Otherwise, I wouldn't even bother.
I'm an extremely romantic person. I've even been called "thoughtful" before.
I'm constantly thinking, and I really do want to know what other people have to say, what they think.
I'm depressed as Hell, but I'm taking something for that. That means it's not your problem. I wouldn't have even mentioned it, but I've got a thing about honesty. It's important.
Speaking of which, I have a life partner already. We're both polyamorous. That means we both are open to other relationships in our lives.
I don't have a harem of girlfriends. Right now, the closest relationship I have to a girlfriend is a woman I see, regretfully, only once a year, if that.
I ain't lookin' for a new love of my life. I'm just looking for friendship. I have a lot of life experience and wouldn't mind sharing that with someone who needs it. I am a teacher type, though I don't have to do that all the time.
I'm a calm person. You don't see me flying off the handle. I don't do drama. If you call me on something and I've done something wrong, I'll own up to it. I'm a good guy to have at your back in a crisis, but I hate having too many crises.
I'm dominant by nature, but not overbearing. I'm creative, intelligent, and straightforward. What you see is what you get.
So that's that. That's me.
First dates are really a problem in general. It's not possible to get to know someone "enough" on a first date - most of the time you want to get to know someone ahead of time first, through other means. So let's not talk about a first date. Let's talk about what I think a good date is.
A good date is when you have a fairly effortless, comfortable, pleasant time sharing an experience with someone else who is also having a mostly effortless, comfortable, and pleasant time. A good date is an experience you can think about later and smile about. There must be a nice balance between spontaneous and planned, between a rigid schedule of events and a totally open wander.
Here's what I like to do for fun time:
Wander around shops, especially bookstores
Find new restaurants and try them out
Learn something new or try something new I've not tried
Get into a very in-depth, witty conversation in a nice setting
Take a short trip together (on a train, or horses, or rowing a boat)
Talk about completely imaginary, impossible things
Sample new and pleasant tastes, sights, smells.
Sit and read a book in the vicinity of one another, then spend some time talking about them.
Play a game together.
Give or get a massage.
Hear someone talk about something they're passionate about.
Sing or be sung to or participate in making music somewhere.
Listen to a live band, especially one I like or I think I may like.
Anyway, that's about it. Hope that helps.