I'm an introvert so it's a struggle for me to make small talk. Chances are unless I'm having a really good day I won't respond to your "Hey, How are you?", so make it something a bit more creative.
I'm a very independent and strong-willed person. While I wouldn't say I don't appreciate chivalry, I struggle with it. I will likely insist on doing something on my own before asking for help. I find words like "hun" or "sweetie" condescending to women, at least off the bat from someone I barely know.
My best guess at what I'm looking for in a partner would be someone that can make me laugh, leads an active lifestyle, most likely bearded and has some overlap in musical preferences.
Do not ask me about my tattoos, it's a surefire way to get your message deleted. And if you think this is rude, imagine 12 years of people asking you the same questions, or making the same lame jokes or a perfect stranger thinking it's acceptable to grab your arm. I don't mind talking about them to my friends but until we reach that status, the subject is taboo.
Philadelphia burbs, born and raised. I've been here about 2 years.
Things that make me happy: CrossFit, baking, cats, dogs (especially huskies), coffee, chai, beer, traveling (mostly road trips), shows, band tees, tattoos (but not talking about mine to strangers).
You might NOT be a good match for me if: You can't grasp the concept that "you're" is a contraction used for "you are" and "your" is possessive, you wear graphic tees (as mentioned below), you enjoy wearing polo shirts on the weekends or could easily be mistaken for a Frat dude.