I am an athetistic, opinionated, liberal, that smokes almost a pack of cigarettes a day. I believe in equal rights for everyone, regardless of skin pigment, sexual orientation, gender, or any other distinguishing feature.
I've had this profile for a number of years now and have gone on a few dates, had a number of relationships, and have had a couple of flings. But every single time, I have not found what I am looking for.
I could tell you that I have a number of different qualities that may be the ones listed in your profile as ones you are looking for, but I don't think it would really matter. It really appears that online dating is more about what a person looks like, and less about the type of person they are. It is as if it is more about sex and sex appeal, than it is about quality of personality.
Over the years, I have sent out countless messages in hopes of striking up a conversation only to never receive a reply. I'm not talking about messages composed of 'Hey there sexy. How are you?' Or even the dreaded 'Hi'. I am referring to messages that take a moment to compose, that usually makes refence to something in the profile of the person that I messaging.
Call me odd, but not sending a reply back to someone that took the time and effort into personalizing their greeting has always seemed a bit rude. Even a simple, 'Not interested'. I guess I am expecting too much.
Or maybe that isn't such a bad thing, since I crave communication, openness, and compassion above all else. If I message someone and they don't reply, that can be considered a sign that communication isn't what they are really looking for, even if it is listed in their profile. Someone that isn't open to the possibility that I may be the one that inspires butterfly wings to be felt with, when we are together, because my wrapping is a little frayed. Someone that isn't compassionate enough to take a few moments out of their busy lives, to create dialogue between two human beings.
Maybe I am too much of a dreamer and romantic. Maybe I am too open to the possibility that the next woman I start chatting with could be the gal I have been looking for, for too long. Maybe I care too much about wishing to find someone with similar principles, desires, and hopes. Maybe. Just maybe.