I'm a rather insightful and intelligent person. I consider myself fairly educated and, to be honest, I believe I am above-average-looking.
So, I'm the total package, basically.
What am I looking for? A self-reflective person who is also self-aware. Compatible levels of intelligence and a similar background or worldview are very important for me in a potential partner.
My humor is quite sardonic and I don't shy away from themes others may find difficult or uncomfortable to broach. If you have never considered your own mortality or your life goal is "to be happy" there is extremely little chance we will share similar beliefs.
I am an atheist and my key interests are philosophy, history, psychology and sociology, in that order. Which is strange because I only need 14 credit hours to get a bachelor's of arts in sociology. I am a huge proponent of classical and liberal arts education, seeing as I have been in and out of college since 2005. I'd like to one day have a career, but as of now I have an entry level job at a hotel. If consumerism and money determine others' value to you, I am not worthwhile to you at this point in my life and you should move on.
I am not an overtly atheistic person, in the sense in which new atheism has come to be described, but this is a crucial aspect of how I see the world and I do not hide my beliefs or experience on any issue.
I love having conversations and any topic can be interesting when discussed from the perspective of two highly engaged and thoughtful subjects.
I am not who I hope to one day become, and I am not who I once was. We are a constantly becoming.
If we are trying to make meaningful connections in our dating or, really, any aspect of our lives, we must accept that there is no perfect partner and compatibility is based on the work each partner does on their own behalf. We are interacting with each other, separately. There is no merging of spirits or anything mystical involved in romance and I won't be receptive to naive, new-age ideas about life or love.