I am an Atheist pro-choice Liberal.
I value politeness, friendship, and warmth a great deal.
Meeting someone for the first time, for me, is usually just a cup of coffee or hot chocolate somewhere.
If you just want to be friends, find something we have in common and invite me to join you. If you want more than that, become my friend first anyways.
In my experience, the phrase "let's be friends" has usually meant "I'm not interested in dating you" so if you *actually* want to be friends you may have to tell me more than once :-)
My profile has become long and meandering. I think in trying to answer most people's questions I've failed to really present myself. What I hope you are reading for is "should I go have coffee with this guy?"
I don't have a relationship goal in mind. I'm looking to meet people who can "see where it goes". I can't admit to be perfect at doing that myself, but would like someone to join me and taking things a bit at a time. I want to make new friends and see what happens. Casual sex not practical for me because I do feel a lot, and often can get a little attached. A "friends with benefits" situation is often really low in the friend department.
If you want to know anything about me, I'm usually one to answer very candidly.
I would like to meet someone who enjoys spending time dancing, singing, gaming and watching movies. Someone who can both go out and stay in.
How we get along and communicate is the biggest factor in where we things can go.
I try start out neither trusting nor distrusting people. As I get to know them, trust can grow with each experience we have. Trust for me is made or broken by the difference between your actions and your words. Sometimes it's in the difference between what your face says vs what comes out of your mouth. Above all, you need to be honest with yourself first.
I like finding someone to enjoy spending time with and sharing my ideas and feelings. Someone to show kindness to and have kindness in return. I usually prefer doing things with good company. I measure good company by whether or not I'd rather just be alone :-)
I'm not concerned with the typical things. It's not what you do for living that will interest me as much as how you do it. I like the integrity of those willing to tell the truth rather than make little white lies.
The "Great Outdoors" is something I tend to avoid, but I can occasionally be convinced to get out when it's not too hot or humid (or if it's not too cold). I think the weather here is enough for me want to move back to San Francisco, but I came here to escape the rent. The rivers running through a city strike a great balance for me.
I prefer to meet people in person with little or no expectations, just a meet-and-greet, then see where things go. If you'd like to meet new people and understand that serious relationships only happen after knowing each other a long time, drop me line.