I'm interested in developing a long term relationship, but I'm also up for making some new friends. I've been single for about two years and between working and exploring hobbies I haven't been going out places where I meet new people much. I don't feel like mingling at bars anymore, and friend's friends tend to be in relationships, so I'm open to trying to meet someone this way.
It's hard to specifically say what I'm looking for... that is, I've dated people who I wouldn't have thought were my "type" before, so it's hard to say I'm looking for someone who is X, Y and Z, but I have learned some things along the way. For example, if you have any addictions (chain smoking, alcoholic, etc), that's not something I'm looking for. Basically I'd like there to be mutual attraction, some common interests, and to both be on the "same page" of looking for a real relationship. I'd like to settle down someday, I just haven't been in the right place at the right time to meet that person yet I guess.
As for interests, I'm not looking for anything that complicated; spending time at a park, going for a hike or bike ride, watching movies, finding some sort of creative project to work on, maybe go check out a museum now and then. You know, just sort of finding things to do and enjoy each others company. Sometimes it's nice to go out and do something, and other times it's nice to just stay in and hang out.