I'm not sure what to make of this online dating experience. On the one hand, it's a little like window shopping and you get to browse and say 'I'm just looking' if someone bugs you while browsing. On the other hand, there seems to be a lot more truth meeting someone organically than on this site. I realize girls fib as well, but men embellish things they don't need to. If you're bald, be bald. I don't care. But don't hide it with a ball cap so that I am surprised when we meet for the first time. Or if you're 'only' 5'8" don't lie and say you're 6". Again, it's no big deal but I hate that you lied. It starts off rocky when we both embellish things. Lastly, if you smoke, don't say you don't. Quitting smoking for a day does not make you a non smoker.
What else? Hmmm...I don't eat meat. Or eggs or dairy. Call me crazy but yuck. Yes that makes me a vegan. If you're a big meat eater, there may be too much of a gap between us. In fact, if you don't have an 'inner hippie' in you at all, any potential relationship with us might be entirely too much frustration and work. For both of us.
Taking care of myself is important to me and I maintain a healthy lifestyle by my food intake and to a lesser degree, excersise. (I don't go to the gym, but I do try to get outside - especially in the summer) I don't need you to have a six pack, in fact far from it since I don't, but it would be nice if you could walk up the stairs rather than take the elevator and not be out of breath.
I also have 5 tattoos and I cant promise I will not get more. I've been told that some men don't like tattoos and I had better 'put it on my profile' (my tattoos are girly and dainty so I don't see the big deal, but there you have it)
I have had an epiphany about 3 and 1/2 years ago, and how I'd like to live and have made changes accordingly. I am still an accountant by trade, but my personality is more that of a freelance writer (which I also do)
Hmmm... what else? I should also admit that I am not looking for just a pretty face, (though if you are extremely handsome, don't just pass by, say hello for Pete's sake!) I am looking for a cerebral connection as well. I have briefly dated some men in the past, who I have been extremely attracted to physically, but when they spoke, my brain got angry. I'm not looking to do that again. Sure, it can be a fun few weeks, but I would need more than that to remain interested.
If you only send a one liner, which only talks about my physical attributes that you like about me, please know I will not reply so save yourself the one minute effort you put forth in contacting me. I think at this point we all should have a very good idea about what we are looking for in order to have a meaningful and fulfilling relationship. I may not be your cup of tea, and you may not be mine. Please don't take that personally.