Honest, sincere, easy-going, good (if quirky) sense of humour. I'm not convinced you can learn that much from these descriptions, except perhaps something that's a sure deal-breaker. On the other hand, POF advises that I'm pretty much wasting our time unless I discuss the following, and I respect your time, so:
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, especially science and sf. I play and coach judo. I enjoy games of strategy, and the occassional chance to get into a workshop and build something. [I bet a clever person like you already inferred all that from my stated interests, anyway.]
Goals and Aspirations: My current occupation involves a fair bit of technical writing. When I've honed my skills sufficiently, I'd like to try developing some of the fiction I have in mind, and get it published. My job also involves helping companies that do R&D. Ultimately, I'd like to be one of my company's clients, as I find the time and money to develop a few of my (rather minor, I must admit) inventions.
With respect to the specific purpose of this site, I would like enter a long-term committed relationship, but I've nothing against some casual fun in the mean time, either. I'm open to discussion on starting a family, but I think of that as something not to be undertaken lightly and would need a fair bit of time to be sure the situation was right, and at this point in my life, the number of suitable situations is getting quite small.
What makes me unique: Unusually robust nerd ? Highly functional Asperger's person ? Are you absolutely sure this section is helping my chances ?
Music: my tastes run to classical, classic rock, and the swing era of jazz. Representative favourites include Beethoven, Mozart, Bach*, the Beatles, CSNY, Boston, the Who, Fleetwood Mac, Louis Prima, Glenn Miller, and Gene Krupa. I also think surf music is under-appreciated.
* I know, that's Baroque, but I include him to indicate that I prefer the Baroque end of the spectrum to the Romantic.
Now that I have just taken the POF personality profile, I should advise any potential dates that I think the test mis-interpreted several of my responses, resulting in a profile which I do not believe accurately reflects my personality.
As others have correctly pointed out, most people prefer to transition from an online interaction to a real life one with a ‘first meet’ before there is anything as involved as a ‘first date’. Since no internet profile can convey the full spectrum of information that determines mutual attraction, I seek to encourage a large number of low-risk, minimal time and energy investments required, first in-person meetings. I think the standard has become 15 minutes over a beverage (coffee or beer -- I try to be adaptable), and I’m happy to travel to a neighbourhood convenient for you.
If we hit it off, I would enjoy planning something more elaborate around our mutual interests for an actual first date.