Growing up in a military family, I traveled around the world and had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Currently a graduate student trying to defy all the odds of my upbringing, which consisted of constant family encouragement to become a doctor, dentist, nurse, or lawyer or to join the military, and start a "non-traditional" career in social research. Lover of social justice. Radical racial, gender, and class analyst. Dreamer of a more equal society. Thesis writer extraordinaire. Cuddler of small, fluffy puppies.
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Full disclosure: I'm looking for people that I can connect with on a meaningful level. However, since I'm currently ridiculously busy trying to finish grad school, I'm leaning more to making good friends that I can really click with rather than developing a romantic relationship at the moment. I just think it wouldn't be fair or wise to try and develop a romantic relationship while I'm focusing so much on finishing grad school. But even so, though I know that this is a dating site and all, I'm not really in a rush to find a girlfriend, like it's some kind of "need" for me to do so. I'm really trying to approach the whole concept of dating not just as some kind of romantic contest, but more along the lines of finding people that I can develop meaningful relationships with. If I meet a girl, we click, and there's a mutual romantic attraction, then great :) But if I meet a girl, we click, and there's no mutual romantic attraction, I think that's just as great as well. In my personal experience, a lot of my best, most fulfilling platonic relationships have been with women, and I think in a lot of respects platonic friendships men and women are even better than romantic relationships between them. I'm not sure if all this is making sense haha. It really is a fine line to tread, I know, and it's difficult to explain.
However, with all that said, I'm not looking for a casual relationship. I've been through that time in my life before, and although it was fun, I've decided that kind of thing is just not for me.