BUT, supposing I were to find someone who caught my interest for dating, here's some further information...
***HERE IS WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR:***
Establishing a solid, legitimate friendship with the possibility of potentially upgrading to romantic relationship later.
Guys who have skills, hobbies, and talents that would be useful/marketable in the event of the apocalypse
Guys who like learning to do things they don't know how to do.
Guys who are passionate and enthusiastic about things.
Guys who can dance (proper dancing, not this newfangled tomfoolery all the kids are doing these days. I know medieval dancing, contra, a little swing, even less waltzing. Would love to take some ballroom classes).
Guys who are interested in academic subjects like history and science.
Guys who like videos of kittens.
HERE IS WHAT I AM ***NOT*** LOOKING FOR:
One night stands.
My Big Dream is to be able to support myself writing novels. I published my first one about two years ago. Y'know, like you do.
I would recommend looking at my "You should message me if" section. I would HIGHLY recommend this.
Sewing, writing, doing an Epic Reading Project (all the winners from six influential science fiction/fantasy awards: Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Clarke, Tiptree, Mythopoeic Fantasy.... plus a few dozen other recs -- the total comes to about 315 books, and I expect to have it done within two years.)
Movies: Star Wars, Mirrormask, Stranger Than Fiction, Hairspray, Pan's Labyrinth, Moulin Rouge, Serenity, Stardust, The King's Speech, Going Postal, The Fall, Lord of the Rings...
TV Shows: Galavant, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Agent Carter, Bob's Burgers, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, QI (Stephen Fry!!!), Doctor Who, Franklin and Bash, 30 Rock, Psych, Sherlock
Music: Catchy stuff I can sing to is my favorites, but I like a bunch of stuff. In no particular order: Fun., The Decemberists, Vitas, KT Tunstall, Dar Williams, Enya, Loreena McKennitt, Irish folk music, Queen, Mozart, musicals (ie, Hamilton, Les Miserables, The Book of Mormon)
Food: Anything, except... well, I don't eat anything that fornicates in water. Or insects. Or chihuahuas. Or cats. And I'm not too fond of rabbit or duck. Or game. It tastes nasty. I hate venison. Hate it. Also, mutton. Lamb is okay, but mutton is horrible.
That sounds kind of prohibitive, doesn't it?? If it fits within these guidelines, though, I'm totally happy to try it. I LOVE Indian and Thai and Ethiopian food (chicken tikka masala, lamb korma, gulab jamun, naan, beef pho...mmmmm). And...y'know, everything delicious. Yorkshire pudding. Shepherd's pie. Tiramisu. Creme brulee. Most pies. Cake.
Video Games: Mostly too busy to play video games, but I've played and enjoyed: Legend of Zelda (OoT, MM, half of Twilight Princess), Katamari Damacy, Portal, Pokemon (Red, Yellow, Gold, Sapphire), some Skyrim...
This is a silly question.
Just... Dear god, please don't try to get a response with empty flattery. I am not looking for compliments on my appearance. I don't care if you think I'm pretty/beautiful/adorable/cute/whatever. These words have NO VALUE TO ME when they come from strangers on the internet, so please don't say them. If you don't understand why, read these articles: http://freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason/2013/05/02/why-you-shouldnt-tell-that-random-girl-on-the-street-that-shes-hot/
I really hate it when people do this -- there are so many things about me that are more interesting than what I look like, and I've mentioned a lot of them on my profile. Do nottttttttttttt comment on my pics. Please? PLEASE? I'm a person just like you, bro.
Edit #2: Okay maybe some examples of what I DO NOT want to hear from you will be helpful.
"hey beautiful what's up" (unsolicited compliment; boring conversation starter.)
"you have a beautiful smile and caring eyes." (Weird and creepy; unsolicited compliment.)
"Very nice photos" (This isn't a conversation starter. Unsolicited compliment.)
"I was reading your profile and thought you seemed normal enough so what is really wrong with you? HAHA" (Wow, offensive.)
"I can't believe a great girl like you is still on OKC." (You don't know anything about me, douchebag.)
"good morning how is your morning so far" (Fine thanks.....Awkward silence.)
"hi" (Hi. Awkward silence. Just skip the small talk and say something interesting.)