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.
The other half of that story is that I ADORE being touched, but I'm super picky about who I will let touch me. If I'm picking, I'd rather have friends I can cuddle with. That said, if you don't have a solid understanding of the concept that girls are people and consent, I probably won't let you touch me, certainly not more than once.
Additionally, 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 to some degree. 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* . . . 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 three people are extremely intelligent, and 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.
I like playing with power dynamics.
I don't like cheating (in relationships or otherwise) so I've mostly stopped making agreements that make it possible for me to cheat if I were so inclined.
I find religion categorically fascinating. Fascinating, but not for me.