I'm this girl.
Those are the important things.
I enjoy having the skills/ability to change people's lives for the better. I like knowing people.
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 (some might say excessively) analytical, for whatever that's worth.
I strongly value precision in language and thought.
I am 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.
That said, if you don't have a solid understanding of the concepts of consent and that girls are people, we probably can't be friends.
I feel like in any relationship, there comes a point where you have to touch someone to get to know them better. I think this is *really* neat/interesting.
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*)
*There have been a few (to date, my lifetime cumulative total is 3) notable exceptions to this -- these three people are extremely intelligent, and exquisitely capable of social manipulations/games (distinct from relationship games, which I find to be mostly irritating) and extraordinarily driven/busy. I strongly suspect that this is not simple coincidence.
I like playing with power dynamics.
I don't like cheating (in relationships or otherwise) so I've mostly stopped making agreements that make that possible.
I find religion categorically fascinating.