I have come to the conclusion that seeking perfection, in myself or others, is not only a thankless task but it is a waste of energy. So, from today on, I am determined to appreciate the incremental joys and observe as much as possible, what works and what doesn't.
Online dating requires a certain amount of persistence, thick skin and a large dollop a healthy sense of humor. Persistence and humor - check. Thick skin - working on it.
May 2014 Update:
Wondering why so many men signed up for OKC don't respond to "message him" overtures. Any constructive feedback would be appreciated.
(Constructive being the operative word; if you are simply in a bad mood and wish to vent, please refrain:))
I love music, art, people, animals and all the adventures life has to offer. Dishonesty, cruelty and greed flip my switch to the "off" position.
My friend once asked me what is was I look for in a partner; my answer? Someone who:
1. Has parented and been directly involved in the nurturing of a child
2. Has a well developed sense of humor
4. Is politically left leaning
5. Is comfortable partnering with an avowed atheist.
My friend then asked me: if you had to give up one of those attributes, what would it be? My answer was - why must I give up any? I know there is a person out there who is a wonderful parent, who reads, keeps well informed and can discuss and participate meaningfully in our political system, has a healthy funny bone and appreciates the honesty involved in making an irreligious lifestyle.
I am kind, compassionate, and honest and that pretty much summarizes it!