Seriously. A-ny-thing. And it could very well determine the rest of my life. No pressure there!
Hrrrrmmmm, well, I could tell you about just how AMAZING my life is (but that's kind of arbitrary, right? Let's face it, if we have access to the internet, and subsequently to an online dating service, just how bad could our lives be? And if someone reading this DOESN'T feel like they're life is amazing, then it just sounds like I'm bragging. Yeah, no room for that.)
I could tell you how AWESOME I am (but nobody should have to feel like they're selling themselves to others...we all just want to be appreciated for who we are without having to convince people that we're worthwhile. So maybe leave that out...besides, aren't we all awesome in our own little ways? That's why people fall in love. Because everyone is awesome to someone. So no, that's no good. Don't want to come off as conceited or arrogant, nobody likes that.)
I could...tell you ALL THE THINGS I ENJOY IN THIS WORLD! (Eh. That doesn't seem to fit either. I mean, sure, interests are important, doesn't that just go under attempting to sell yourself again? Kind of like..."I like this and this and this, so if you like those things, you'd probably like me." So, yeah, no, can't do that...)
Or...OR...I could spend time talking about all the things YOU should be. Right? Am I right? (Crap. That just creates this delusion of a perfect partner and would likely deter anyone that doesn't fit those exact requirements. And if I type in some vague attributes, then it'll sound boring and trite. Whew, this is tough...)
Uh...what if I told you all about what I want for my future? My hopes, my dreams...(Sounds lovely, but again, I'd be setting expectations here. Not sure it's right to put that kind of pressure on someone else right away, y'know, to hear all about those and wonder if they can make those come true.)
So what's a guy to do?
How's about this, I'll make a deal with you. I'm pretty old-fashioned, I like getting to know people the way we were meant to get to know one another. Looking into someone else's eyes, smiling talking. Having a real conversation. Don't get me wrong, there isn't any problem with the internet and connecting with people through it, it's a brilliant creation. But man, I sure do miss the days when you didn't know a single thing about someone, you gathered the courage to talk to them...and somehow they just meshed with you.
I'm willing to put it all on the table...if you'd just talk with me. :) That's it.
Best of luck to everyone in their search for companionship.