While I've had few intimate relationships, I'm not some innocent altar boy. I try to be sincere and say what I mean: flattery is a waste of time. While I do have a pure, almost innocent aspect, I assure you that there is far more to me than that.
"What does it mean to love? ("To value well-being" is, at least, fundamental to it.)
Why do people do the things that they do? (Much of the time, they do not understand what they have chosen.)
Why is the economy so screwed up? (Still trying to figure that one out. -_- )
Why do religions talk about peace but have so much turmoil, within, without, and on the individual level? (A failure to understand love and human behavior seems to be a big part of this. I'm writing a book on religion, because I have not found a prepackaged one that seems to work.)
These are the sort of ideas that interest me, the things that drive me to grow, and perhaps eventually make the world a better place.
However, it is not good to be alone (and I even have a basis for this, but that can wait for later), so I wish to apply the passion I have for that to blending my life with that of a special someone, to make both better than they would be apart.
Everyone has something which makes them unique, therefore they are special - so even if I have not met you, I know you are special.
The most precious commodity we have is our time, the most precious gift we can offer, yet two people must offer, share, and gamble it for the opportunity to show appreciation for each other's uniqueness. Living is about more than getting safely to the grave. People are worth a chance, even if that's risky.
Like many people, I'm a work-in-progress. I'm not perfect, I don't know everything (and you can quote me on that). I am, however, genuine.
While I believe I have an idea of the sort of person whom I seek, I am open to be surprised.
I value your time and my own, so offer me a few moments, that we may see if there is the potential for something truly beautiful."
I like to talk, and I really like to listen. I care about people, and I like to help them. I'm optimistic, because it's so much more fun and productive than pessimism (speaking from experience: I've tried both).
I embrace positive change, and the constructive feedback that leads to it - I can handle honest criticism. I might also dish it out sometimes, because I care, not because I'm looking to be superior - I really do NOT care about such things, as I believe in the potential of every person.
I have my own mind, and I expect that you have one as well (if you don't, it just won't work).
I believe physical intimacy should be reserved to the context of serious relationships - but that doesn't mean that I'll be bothered if someone hasn't always upheld that standard.
Hobbies: Reading, socializing, discussion that is light-hearted or intellectual, musing about the nature of things, finding solutions for problems of whatever sort, video-gaming, watching good movies (romance, comedy, and drama, primarily), countless other things on which I do not spend nearly enough time.