I'm the kind of guy you can talk to about anything; in other words, not a jock. Definitely geeky sometimes, but not a nerd who never sees the light of day. I enjoy the simple things in life - driving with the sunroof open and all the windows down, the wind in my hair, the outdoors, hiking, nature, a good movie, a good drink, and definitely a good dance. I'm a closet/novice breakdancer and I hang out every weekend at my favorite dance club to practice. I love to read and write, and I love an engaging conversation. I have been told I talk to much when you get me on a subject I enjoy, so watch out...
Things I look for the most in a woman are first and most importantly, a good sense of humor. Life is too short not to laugh at the fact that real life is often more ridiculous than fiction. I love a movie at home but I also enjoy a night out on the town, I'm a pretty easy guy.
I also look for someone at peace with who they are. Nothing is more important to your well-being than your self-confidence. You should not depend on others for your self-worth; you must be proud of you and who you are. If that means you and I disagree on politics, religion or which of the Star Wars movies was the best, I don't care. If it matters to you, it's important, and if you enjoy being yourself, I enjoy being with you.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I don't think I can say I have one particular type of date I would use as a first date for every woman; each person requires a personal touch... but if I had to make a best guess at the best possible first date I can think of, here goes.
Ideally I would like to take my date to a movie first, something to break the ice and give us some common ground with which to begin a good dialog. From there I would move to dinner, depending on my date's tastes. If you like sushi, we're headed to Mosun Sake & Sushi Bar in Laguna Beach after the movie. If you like to dance and you're up for it after dinner, we're headed upstairs at Mosun to the dance floor for a couple drinks and some dancing.
That's an awful lot to pack into one night so mixing and matching seems to be a good idea... it all depends on what you are interested in. Obviously not everyone feels comfortable stepping out and dancing with a guy they just met on a first date, for example.
In my opinion the first date should serve the purpose of offering as much common ground as possible to allow us to talk comfortable and get to know each other.