I'm smart, I'm funny (you can decide whether that's "ha ha" or "unusual," and it doesn't matter to me which, as long as we end up liking each other). I'm genuine, which makes me a bad liar. So if you like liars, well, move on.
My mother raised me well and taught me not to settle. I enjoy good food, good drinks, and good company. I like oysters. And banana splits. Every once in a while, I take risks, but those are easier if there's a reason for them (see below). I appreciate someone who appreciates obscure references; maybe because that means that either: a) they read/looked at whatever the reference came from, to humor me; or b) they really like it.
I work out occasionally, but not regularly, so I'm not a "gym rat," and don't run marathons or do triathlons. So I'm "about average" in body type, but that means I have more time to spend hanging out with potential matches. And if you like running long distances for fun and glory, I'll be happy to be the guy with the Gatorade at the end of the race/on the sideline or prepping the post-race celebration with all our friends. I tend to like distance walking, and maybe jogging with the occasional sprint, because it gives you time to take in whatever you're passing through and you can use pace to get past the boring parts. Although once I did just start walking without a destination, like Forrest Gump, but fortunately, walked by my house after a couple hours and decided it was time to stop.
I'm analytical, but only because it's fun to think and know why things are the way they are. I like words, and sometimes use big ones, because there are so many that are great but underrated. In contrast, "chemistry" is overrated: what people call "chemistry" is really just a question of whether you end up having things in common that can endure.
Ultimately, I'd like to meet someone who is absurdly hot, smarter than me, and makes millions. But seriously, this is match, and those TV ads are great marketing, so I really just want to end up having a story to tell about our first date after many more.
That was a little random, but let's try the "too long; didn't read" version:
Me: Down to earth, laid-back (though serious and driven, when appropriate, which is of course the necessary part of being a grown-up). Consistent, but open to new ideas. Fun, and occasionally willing to take risks, as long as they come with the right kind of thrill.
Match: Someone who likes those things, and can add her own ingredients: driven, caring, strong, challenging (sometimes even if it's just to be a Devil's advocate), attractive in the first look, even if it's just a hook (a glimmer in her eye, waves or shine in her hair, a quick smile) as doorway to the rest (see above).
For further reading, go listen to "Simple Man," by Lynrd Skynrd. It's on iTunes; check it out, it's good song in any event.
Oh, one last thing. Winks get a bad rap, and they shouldn't. This is match, not real life, so the wink isn't a sketchy "Hey, baby, what's your sign?" in the voice of Disco Stu from the Simpsons, it's a metaphor ("flag" or "wave" probably didn't seem as cute to the programmers). It's a way to call attention to each other. Winks are an easy way to say "I've read your profile, and it's interesting, what do you think?". That's how I interpret winks, and hopefully you will, too. But if you don't, that's alright, since we're all on here to find what's best for us and it's no fun to start off with something you don't like. And if you wink, and I don't wink back or write after a bit, it's probably because I didn't see a match, which is usually what I think in the same situation.
More to come, but you gotta write. =)