Whenever I first meet someone I am usually quiet and awkward until I warm up to them unless I am already with a group of friends. However when I open up I am a blunt, honest and straightforward albeit sometimes sarcastic person who likes to make people laugh as well as have a good time.
I don't think love is something you earn. Love is something that you give to someone you care about. What is earned is trust and respect. So for me I think a relationship has to progress in a natural way and not be forced similar to what is below.
Awkward introduction -> Friends -> create memories and fun times and share hardships -> become close friends -> naturally progress to dating
So I am not looking for anyone to jump into a relationship but I like meeting people and making new friends that could potentially lead to something. I also am not looking for just sex as I think an emotional connection makes sex a much better experience