There's a TISM song called "yob or w*nker". The idea is, everyone's one or the other. Well, I'm pretty firmly in the w*nker camp. I'm a bisexual vegetarian atheist doing a PhD on computational linguistics.
I really can't stand the machismo and aggression you get from a lot of guys, and I'm not very fond of the ditzy feigned helplessness you get from a lot of girls either. I wish we could all move beyond those expectations people set out for us and just be ourselves.
I'm not very high strung. I suppose you could say I'm a bit of a hippy.
Anyway. I reply to all messages I receive, so if you're tickled by any of this, drop me a line. In fact, I'll tell you what. Writing an introductory email often sucks, so if you prefer you can just add me to an IM client and say hello:
msn: firstname.lastname@example.org (NB: this address actually isn't as sleazy as it looks. The truth is far worse: it's a reference to a terrible nu-metal band I liked when I was 14)
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I've decided I've been drinking too much, since I've been getting drunk about once a week, often more. So I'm taking two months off. Unfortunately drinks are a natural bonding experience, and this limits our options. Sorry about that.
Honestly, the first time you meet someone, it really should be about talking. It's hard to imagine planning something elaborate. I don't need to email someone for long before I'm comfortable meeting them, and I definitely have very little "internet paranoia" -- the assumption that anyone you talk to online may or may not be an axe-murderer. But I still don't want to arrange much more than coffee or drinks with an option on dinner, since you never really know how you'll get along until you're face to face.