As far as character traits go, I would describe myself as a very sexy, highly intelligent, usually quite articulate, sophisticated, incredibly adventurous and ambitious woman with a very strong sense of loyalty to those that have earned my affections.
Additionally, I'm real. I'm very authentic, and I'm probably one of the most genuine and sincere people you'll ever meet. I'm an incredibly honest and open person -- traits I find more and more each day aren't as universal as we may sometimes like to believe. Moreover, I'm incredibly self aware; that is, I really know myself and how I work very well. It never ceases to amaze me that so many people really don't know themselves.
While I'm an extremely sentimental romantic internally and externally, I also have a pretty assertive, dominant, and even (sometimes) combative side, as well. Naturally, I’m an *extremely* outgoing person, tending to be the "life" of any party I'm at, but my "outgoingness" is always coupled with the utmost class. I present myself well, carrying myself as an extremely polite, well-spoken young woman with impeccable manners and an expansive vocabulary.
My ethnic identity and cultural heritage, for better or worse, makes up an enormous part of the person I am today. For, although I was born and raised in the state of Minnesota, and will always be American first and foremost, my mother and father are Palestinian Arab nationals from Israel (from Nazareth and Haifa, respectively) who migrated to America after an arranged marriage in the late 1970s.
Born into a Sunni Muslim family, I was a very devout, obedient, and faithful Muslim until the age of 14; however, I've been Agnostic Strongly-Leaning-Toward-Atheism since then. The story behind my decision to renounce my religion is an intricate and intense one that was highly traumatic for me; thus, I do not share it with people I don't know and trust (i.e. please don't ask).
Most importantly, having been on both sides of the fence, so to speak, gives me a unique perspective. I've been to both extremes, theism and atheism. I feel that having worked through my repulsion and disdain for all religion in general, and my own struggles with Islam and the highly misogynistic Arabic culture more specifically, has been one of the defining features of my life.
My ideal man is very intelligent, analytical, classy, fascinating, and relatively moral, who also excels in the verbal domain, in terms of communication. I consider myself an attractive female who's also looking for the same in a potential significant other.
What kind of relationship am I looking for? Well, I'll be honest: ideally, I'd *love* to meet someone who becomes a good friend and lover that I connect with on a deeper level for a long-term relationship that would eventually lead to marriage and a family.
However, I'm all too aware that you cannot realistically approach ANY relationship *expecting* that kind of result -- those things just tend to happen if they're going to happen, so the real answer to the question "what are you looking for" is that I truly don't have any expectations. There may or may not be a romantic spark there, and even if there is one, it may be still be untenable in the long term. You just never know with these kinds of things.
Lastly, I'm not exagerating in the slightest when I say that I recieve HUNDREDS of messages ever month from people that obviously haven't bothered to read my entire profile. I RARELY respond to any of them, because, well, they're fucking STUPID. More evidence supporting this assertion can be found on my friend's blog:
I don't think I need to say much more, because truth is, if you're the kind of guy I'd be interested in connecting with, I wouldn't even have to tell you what to say. There are no magic words, no secret phrase I'm expecting -- if I consider you handsome, and your profile interests me, chances are you'll hear back from me. It really is that simple.
I'm loquacious, sensual, and intense.