Well I have been watching anime for a very long time (I started in like....2005 i think) and have loved it ever since. I started with Noein, loved the show, and started to look for other shows much like it. Much to my enjoyment, I found a lot of amazing, sad, happy, and just awesome anime. Thanks to this site, which I had been using for a while before I even made an account, I am able to further expand my list of great anime.
While I do watch some violent shows (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (O.O violent)) I prefer the simple romantic comedies, some with a little magic thrown in. And yes, I am a guy.
A guy that likes romance over violence, fear me. (And no, I don't like sports, I think they are boring...)
Another favorite genre of mine is the thought provoking ones, just how Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni was. I would rather be guessing at what was going to happen next, rather than be like "Well, saw that coming."
If you happen to meander upon my profile and can think of some good shows for me to watch, feel free to send me a message.