I try to see the best in people, which can sometimes be my downfall. My friends have told me I make them laugh, which in turn makes me feel happy. The relationships I have with my family and friends are the most important thing in my life...and my dog can always put a smile on my face. I work in sports and I love my job. It does mean some long and late hours at the office...so hopefully you'll be understanding.
I still buy books...like at an actual book store. I still subscribe to the newspaper. I won't pretend to not watch TV (I have plenty of favorite shows). I love rock music, especially indie and alt rock, but I'll listen to almost everything. I can't however, say I'm a big fan of country. I enjoy going to concerts and live shows at small venues and arenas alike.
If you aren't going to write more than a one word message or a sentence that echos "hey, how are you?" and nothing else, just save yourself the trouble and go onto the next. Two word sentences with the intention of enticing anyone are less than impressive. And if you have a photo of yourself in the mirror without a shirt, just...stop.
As cliché or simple as it sounds, drinks are always a good getting to know the other person kind of date. There's no stress. You're forced to have conversation and get to know each other and it doens't have to last forever if it's going terribly. If all goes well, there's plenty of time for dinner, movies, and other activities another time.