Open communication; say what you mean, or at least try to figure out how to.
Humor; life is funny, and messed up, but I'd rather laugh and dream big than wallow about crippled by worry.
Honesty; cutting to the chase when appropriate is so important. Obviously what ever I write here makes no difference. It's what happens in person that matters. The real connection you get from another human cant be determined on paper. Lets have a conversation.