I also like to cook, go to a variety of places and like to try new things. Staying at home can be nice too, especially if the company is good! I like to do a variety of things including but a not an all inclusive list--like to go out to eat, or cook a nice meal, go to the movies or stay home and watch one (especially if the weather is lousy), I like to go different places and do lots of different things-- festivals, museums, comedy clubs, plays, concerts, the zoo, the aquarium, bowling, miniature golf, boating, going on nature walks, and horseback riding, amusement parks etc. I'm sure I left many things out Lol!
I believe that love, trust, respect, good communication, commitment and passion are the key things to a great relationship-- remove even one of these and it isn't a very good relationship.
I also believe that the best communication is face to face. Texting, emailing, and even talking on the phone are a good starting point, and necessary to decide rather you'd want to meet the other person or if you feel it's safe to do so; but nothing can replace meeting someone in person, otherwise you'll never truly know if you will "click" or have chemistry with that person.
I saw these quotes and thought I'd share them:
"A good relationship is when someone accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future" Zig Ziglar
"Follow your heart, but take your brain with you" Unknown
Looking for someone with good character who enjoys a variety of things, is fun, has a sense of humor, is a good conversationalist & communicator, intelligent and affectionate with which to build a long term relationship.