And I am the typo king, so I apologize in advance.
I try to be an open-minded person. It's easy for me to accept others for who they are. Actually, I prefer others to be who they want to be. I'm not here to judge people. I'm not here invalidate others. I am here attempting to meet people, actual people. I've never been very technology obsessed, but I'm giving this online dating thing a try--a serious try.
My friends tend to be odd, the misfits, the rebels, or the "outcasts." Probably because I, too, carry some of these titles. To me, character is one of the more valuable aspects of others' personalities and I'm naturally drawn to people outside the "common" traits usually valued in society. Among these friends exists a wide spectrum of walks and personalities, ranging from highly religious family driven to hard drinkin', hard swearin' football nuts to introverts that quietly watch from the shadows. I am proud to call each of these types of people my friend. One thing they all seem to have in common is the ability to laugh.
I have--and value--a good sense of humor, especially a sarcastic and intelligent sense of humor. I love to laugh, goof around, and not act my age. I am be a child at heart toward people I've warmed to. But I do have a serious side that comes out when it needs to. I dislike having to show my spine when it's not needed, because, frankly, I don't wish to dominate anyone. Usually, I am a calm--albeit shy at first--and I try to be gentle and empathic with the people around me. I even enjoy when old men strike up conversations with me.
I love conversation. Communication is critical to any relationship, rather romantic, friendly, or professional. Frankly, I like yappers. I cherish every word my friends exchange with me. There is this extremely humanizing quality about hearing people's stories and I love listening to them, even a stranger's.
So, why am I here? I'm looking for someone that is down-to-Earth and kind. A warm soul to carry on conversations ranging from serious to ridiculous, ("re-donk-culous" even), yet knows how to let her hair down and let the world simply drift by silently, entertained by only roses' scent or the stars' winks.
This may look weird inside a "My self-summary" box on an Okcupid profile, but this is how my mind thinks.
I'm not looking to cling desperately onto someone or be clung onto. I'm looking for someone to share this perfectly imperfect and unfairly fair world with. I am looking for someone to confide with, and to confide for--friends, allies, and partners long before lovers--if that makes any sense. But most important, I want a relationship that is peaceful and stable within (that's my deal breaker).