I'm not in a rush to be in a traditional partnership, but I do crave meaningful intimate connection.
If that evolves into something lasting, wonderful! If not, so be it.
I don't believe that successful relationships are necessarily lasting ones.
(I shudder when I hear about people being 'stuck' in unhappy relationships; the burden of expectation, fear of failure, financial obligation, etc..)
I've participated in committed monogamous partnerships in the past, and now feel like I want to explore inclusive ways of relating.
I'm good at monogamy, and not sure how I'd do with non-monogamy, but my heart feels open and I'm interested.
Most importantly, I'd like the dynamic between myself and others to happen naturally.
I've experienced incredible growth and feelings of connectedness within the context of intimate relationships, and would welcome that kind of deep familiarity again.
In a partnership I want to love and be loved selflessly; to genuinely want the other to pursue/receive whatever they wish from this life, and to be present (or not) for them as they need.
I desire the company of positive people. I feel like one of the big challenges of our time is apathy, and I think I do best with others who try to bring meaning and gratitude to suffering and sadness.
It may seem obscure, but I have a feeling that an ideal partner for me would be someone who enjoys nude sunbathing & skinny dipping; probably because activities like this represent to me a love of nature, childlike playfulness, a gentle approach to hedonistic pleasure, and rebelliousness toward repressive cultural mores and stigmas which stand in the way of people living fully and freely.