I really admire speaking to people who have something to say - something positive or negative. Although I do find negative attitudes quite a lot of work to negotiate through - it can be exhausting.
I like to keep conversations light but will get heavy at times. One movie that moved me was "Crash". All those stereotypical innuendo's that we hate to associate with colour, race or religion - yet on some level, they all sort of exist.
I would like to think of myself as a traveler more than a cottage person: I'll go back to New York in a heart beat but Chicago is one of my next trips (update - been there, amazing place "Magnificent Mile") . Got any new ideas?
Pet peeve #1. A girl looking for an honest man but she has no pic???
Pet peeve #2. Awkward tattoos
Pet peeve #2. Pics with only sunglasses.
On a first date, I'd prefer to figure that out. It all depends in what comes out in what we talk about.
However, having said that, I'm not really into extreme sports on the first date. (I barely know you).