My approach to online dating, and my approach doesn't mean I'm not really looking for my match or that I'm looking for a hook up, it just means I need physical attraction...but I need an intellectual relationship too.
I typically will only look at your pictures when I'm browsing matches or even if you send me a message, because in real life if you see someone and decide to "make a move" or say hi, you base that decision on physical attraction first.
So, if we happen to talk and I ask you questions that you already covered in your profile, I probably didn't read it, I based my decision to send you a message or respond based on physical attraction (shallow, I know) Sorry, but the more questions we get to ask and answer is the more opportunity there is for conversation and that's what will create good continuity, in my opinion.
Like I said, that doesn't mean I'm not serious about trying to find something real.
Once we establish that...I like someone who is witty, funny and isn't easily offended by my constant attempts at humor. I'm a smart ass most of the time...
First date...depends. What are your interests? I'll take the easy way out and say dinner and a couple of drinks. Or a Giants game sitting in the bleachers. Or a day out with friends at the lake...
When it comes to dates, I'm easy. I just want to make sure I can laugh with you.