I am able to see a lot of possibilities (why people do what they do). This allows me to have an open mind, because I can imagine various different stories for why or how something happened. I may have a belief and an analysis of what I think is most likely, but my capacity to empathize with others prevents me from being totally certain (and arrogant or superior). Additionally, it makes it easier for me to be appreciative of people and kindness.
I tend to have compassion for people and believe everyone deserves fairness. I also do very much appreciate friends and people who are responsible for themselves.
A really good friend of mine wants his relationships to have romance. I've never really thought of it in that way. Actually, romance it great. For me, it's more that I came to know that there's something a little more pressing. I kind of need a guy who is evolved. He needs to understand himself (what matters to him) and also have the grit (strength or resiliency) to speak up or stand up when his self demands it so.
In an earlier version of this profile, I tried to simplify things and talk primarily about what I like to do, but I don't suppose that makes it simpler.
I tend to prefer people (guys) to be more direct. I respect men who are kind and who are emotional but not leaking all over the place.
I tend to come off as tough, because I grew up with some tough people. I tried to fix them (back in a time when I thought I could fix people), but that didn't really work. My parents did the best that they could; nowadays, I love them, and they love me too: that's the best we can do (which isn't too bad) ...
I tend to go deep and can seem complex when it comes to psychology and emotional content.
I suppose I want what a lot of men want: a nice guy with good character who wants to be with me as much as I want to be with him (I don't want to fix anyone anymore, so I kind of want him assembled right out of the box :). (As I said earlier, I tend to be very open-minded; I think it comes with seeing all sorts of possibilities. However, given what I know of myself, I kind of think monogamy would work better for me).
I suppose I'll throw in that list of things that I like to do:
-practicing martial arts,
-having long conversations with friends,
-enjoying well-plotted stories that have fully developed characters (in books, tv shows, or movies),
-going to book clubs and farmers markets,
-walking (hiking - but I've never done anything too severe) in nature,
-laughing about nothing and everything