I'm looking for new friends as well as a significant other, and am also open to short term/casual dating provided it's a caring connection with good communication.
Frankly, I find romantic relationships to be a deep, mysterious, exciting, terrifying, challenging, and inspiring experience. Along with all that yummy, juicy, physical and emotional intimacy that goes on, I find there's also all sorts of “growth opportunities” that arise (also known as baggage), which I feel is something to be owned and held in compassion, both in ourselves and in the relationship. That's where being a good communicator can be really helpful. Spiritually speaking, I relate a lot to the statement: “It's about becoming Whole, not Holy.”
All that being said, I'm not looking to be processing all the time. I'm a playful person who likes to laugh and have fun. What we do is not as important as simply enjoying each others company. It's important to me that when I'm spending time with someone, friend or partner, there's an ease to it. I can really enjoy just hanging out and connecting for an evening and making some food. I enjoy good conversation, which for me ranges from the erudite to the silly and the sacred to the irreverent.
At this point I should probably say something about availability. Right now I probably need more space than most when it comes to romantic relationships. A certain amount of it helps me come back to center when necessary, so pacing when it comes to being together is important to me.
If you got this far, thanks for reading it. I know it can be a bit of a chore reading through these sometimes. Also, I'm not always the most pithy person.