If I've sent a message to you, and not said otherwise, you can assume that
1.) I think you're a very attractive woman.
2.) I think the two of us could have a lot of fun getting to know each other better.
3.) I'd like to take you out for a drink, a meal, some fun conversation, or some combination thereof.
4.) I'm hoping that you'll take a look at my profile. (Oh, hey, look at that, you're already doing that. Awesome!)
and 5.) I'd enjoy getting a message back from you.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled profile: *****
I'm a funny, compassionate and thoughtful guy. My pants have a tendency to be a bit smarty. I won't claim to be unflappable, but I rate at least "flap-resistant". I'm the kind of guy who knows where his towel is.
As for what I'm looking for... I guess the first word that springs to mind is "range". I want a woman who's comfortable in a lot of different settings, and with whom I can connect on a lot of different levels. Serious current events discussions? Karaoke? Lazy weekend mornings resting up after the night before? Kayaking around Lake Union? Impromptu road trips? I want a little bit of it all, and more. A close second to "range" would be "depth," which you can probably figure out on your own.
Intelligence is definitely a big draw: you should be able to give me a run for my money at Scrabble or other comparable game.
Everyone wants a sense of humor, and in that respect, I'm no different. But I've never found any easy way to measure whether somebody has it or not. If you've developed a humorometer, that's a good sign on a whole lot of levels, and I'm totally available to guinea pig for you.
Someone once said, "Having no baggage is good, but what I really want is someone whose baggage goes with mine." There's some wisdom in that.
I'm hoping for someone who'll at least tolerate my geekish leanings, and who's of a comparable political bent as I am (specifically, on the liberal side of things generally). Then again, viva la difference, right?
Although I'm principally looking for something relatively long-term, I'm not ruling out something shorter-term.