I can be idealistic. I went to Engineering School convinced that industrial hemp materials would replace synthetic composites within a few years. That was assuming that hemp would be decriminalized, since it seemed obvious. (that was 1996)
I appreciate sentiment. Gifts that are little reminders that someone was on my mind are what I tend to give and what I like to get. Also, If a homeless person has the word hungry on his sign, I'll usually cave. I cave for nieces and god-daughters too. (ok and dogs)
I soak up information like a sponge, am great at fixing things and solving problems, but I'm famous for "absent minded professor syndrome" or just getting tripped up by unexpectedly simple things.
I tend to notice movement and poise. Grace of motion is what I often find incredibly attractive.
Sit-coms with laugh tracks creep me the f*** out.
I don't watch sports. I don't know the teams. I don't care.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
It doesn't matter what we do. I'm looking for a smile that I adore, and for someone who gets me. I assume you're looking for the same... so anything that can produce smiles.