Hmm... I'm very smart and have stopped being modest about it. That being said, I'm always ready to learn from other people, because obviously of the great wealth of knowledge out there I know only a tiny slice.
There is no one title or stereotype that fits me. I have fourteen tattoos, and am a registered minister (I perform weddings). You're just as likely to catch me reading Habermas as you are to find me at an industrial music nightclub.
I'm pathological about being on time to things, but am comfortable living in chaos of clothes and books in my room.
Someone told me once that you can tell a lot about someone from their friends. Mine include fellow graduate students, one hardcore Republican millionaire, starving artists, engineers, video game designers, and much, much more.
I can get along with almost anyone, mostly because I have an absurd belief that the heavy majority of people are inherently good. My sense of humor is described as dry and witty.
Well, if the first date is from an online service, we'd have to meet somewhere public (a cafe is good, no commitment to stay for a full meal, not as noisy as a bar). If the conversation is good, then a walk is always nice.
Or, perhaps after going to the cafe, going into a bookstore or a library and guessing what authors the other person would like... Yes, I'm a dork.
Interesting note, I used to have a radio show at my college. One night I asked my audience to list their ideal first dates (this was after a hilarious conversation with an ex-boyfiend earlier that day). Some of the responses (which I am not saying are a good idea, just sharing for entertainment value) included:
1. Cow tipping.
2. Tampon shopping.
3. Potato bazooka building.