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. Even if everything is entirely accurate, the impression that one forms from a dating profile can be very different from the real life experience. 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 enjoy games of strategy, and the occasional chance to get into a workshop and build something. I spend a lot of time on fitness, with the goal of remaining sufficiently functional to enjoy outdoor activities.
Goals and Aspirations: Grow apple trees and honey bees and snow white turtle doves.
With respect to the specific purpose of this site, I would like enter a long-term committed relationship, but my experience has been that bearing that goal too much in mind at the start of a relationship can stifle its development. At this point in my life, I think that opportunities to start a family would be limited to a few rare and special situations.
What makes me unique: I have a very particular set of skills...
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.
It's a good bet that your dog will like me. I am prepared to relocate if the right relationship requires it.
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.