I've never petted a tiger, run a Tough Mudder, taken a bathroom selfie or been to Machu Picchu.
I tend to dream of plane crashes, wildly proportioned architecture, invasions and various sorts of catastrophe.
There are other things I care about. Big, important things, that span continents and centuries. I just can't think of any right now.
In the meantime, I'll save you the time and energy of the inevitable question everyone seems to ask: "What are you looking for on here?"
After God knows how many conversations and dates on OKCupid, I don't have preconceptions about what I'm looking for anymore. I used to. I've had phases of, for example, looking for sex. I've had phases of looking for someone to spend "all" my time around. I've had phases of looking for pals to do fun things with. But one of the biggest lessons I've learned since starting this ridiculous and exhausting online dating thing is that preconceptions just don't work. Period.
I come into each new conversation and each date with a blank slate and zero expectations. Would it be great if to have some scandalously torrid affair? If that's what both parties are into, then sure. Would it be great to make an amazing new friend who brightens my life in all kinds of ways? Absolutely. Would it be great to meet someone exciting and attractive to just spend some time with and get to know? No doubt. Would it be great to find The One and fall madly in love and make a whole bunch of the most brilliant and staggeringly beautiful babies the world has ever seen? Of course it would.
Any and all possible outcomes would each be great in their own way. But I don't -- and won't -- push deliberately toward any of them. The meet. I talk. She talks. I laugh. She laughs. From there it's one moment to the next, and wherever things end up, great, it'll be awesome when we get there. Simple as that.