I'll just be very honest and blunt. I weigh 220 pounds. If you weigh more than I do I'm not interested. Of course that really narrows my options because it seems that most people my age are badly overweight. But you know what? I'm not desperate and I won't settle.
So does saying this bit of truth make me worry that now nobody will write me or write back? No, because it doesn't matter what I write here. Almost nobody ever responds so I have nothing to lose by being honest.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
A good first date is any setting that lets us talk and get to know each other. I am not opposed to dinner and a movie though.