So yeah... I like being reductive like that. And no, I didn't read it in some "book" - things like that are my own conclusions. I think it's very valuable to do that - to form your *own* ideas of the world. But it's not exactly the trend - it's rare these days for me to find people I have a lot in common with, which sometimes sucks. But mostly I'm used to it - one develops a thick skin ;).
All that said, normally I just chill the fuck out and relax like anyone, have a bit of a laugh (I can laugh at anything really, no matter how inappropriate), and don't really go getting all that philosophical with people - I don't usually see the point anymore. I'm happy to let them be them, if they let me be me, with no need to push some ideology on them for self-aggrandizement.
But the dating game's slightly different... because relationships are letting someone into the inner sanctum of your life, and to me that's a pretty serious decision. For one I have to like the person I'm letting in there, and feel that their company is worth the effort, and for two they have to actually like the real me enough to be there. So I have to go "out there" and say all this shit to give an inkling of what I'm really like behind closed doors.
Yeeeaaaahhh. Should I have stuck to "hey girls I like to laugh and have fun!"? Nah, fuck that shit ;).