I'm this girl.
Those are the important things.
I enjoy having the ability/skills to be able to change people's lives for the better. I like knowing people.
My goals for this part of my life are to become more self disciplined and to travel more.
I like to think that I'm an optimist, but sometimes I think that I'm a pessimist with a masochistic bent. I try to make an active effort to be happy because I prefer it to the alternative. In any case, I've been told that my tendency to "look on the bright side" sometimes drives people crazy.
I also tend to be fairly analytical, for whatever that's worth.
I strongly value precision in language and thought.
I am really interested in things that I don't already know/understand.
I enjoy living an intentional and examined life.
Here's the short version of what I'm looking for:
Friends. If you're looking for a smart girl FRIEND, hit me up.
The other half of that story is that I ADORE being touched. (The other, other half is that I'm super picky about who I will let touch me.) It's one of the very most important things to me. I like having friends I can cuddle and kiss and generally be intimate (but not necessarily sexual) with. I feel like in any relationship, there comes a point where you have to touch someone to get to know them better; that you can't really get to know someone fully without touching them/exploring their physical aspect. I think this is *really* neat.
CAVEAT: I probably don't want to have sex with you. (And not in the "I'm probably not trying to have sex with you" way that guys put on their profile so that they're less threatening -- in that really, I don't especially want to have sex with anybody* . . . but I do love touching/being touched)
*There have been a few (to date, my lifetime cumulative total is 3) notable exceptions to this -- these two people are both very intelligent, exquisitely capable of social manipulations/games (distinct from relationship games, which are largely irritating) and extraordinarily driven/busy -- and I pretty strongly suspect that this is not a simple coincidence.
Finally, I'm very interested in learning about, but not particularly interested in attempting to practice monogamy. [EDIT: It is apparent to me that this is probably less true than I thought it was when I wrote it, currently I could IMAGINE myself being monogamous - but I suspect it would take a particularly. . .umm. . .unique? person to induce that in/from me.] I've tried it, and the reality of it, for me, is that I end up cheating on whomever I am allegedly dating exclusively. I don't like cheating, so I've largely stopped making agreements that make it so that I could cheat if I were feeling so inclined. I generally feel the same way about religion. Fascinating, but not for me.