My life philosophy is very simple - "stay calm and question everything". I attribute this to being born in the USSR in the 1980s, being taught to worship a faith-based Communist Theme Park as a toddler, then watching those same adults burn it down. My dual Bachelor's from UCSD in Political Science and Psychology, and my MSW from SDSU have only made me that much more complete an anarchist and nihilist. Now that you're terrified, a simpler way to put this is that I live life moment-by-moment, trusting instinct and observation over ideology.
This applies closely to dating. I'm open to anything from a brief encounter to a lifetime commitment; but commitment is just a lifelong series of brief encounters that drive us to stay. I'm not impulsive in this respect, but I also don't attach meaning to rings, vows, legal statuses and rituals - although I'm willing to humor these for others' sakes.