I have plenty of stories. I think everybody has plenty of stories, even those who have led tame and safe lives so far. Everyone has something interesting and unique about them.
I enjoy meeting new people. I don't jump into relationships, and I reject what seems to be dating convention. I like to befriend someone before I consider dating them. Much less pressure on everybody, and I learn more about a person by being their friend. To give my specific meaning of the word, dating is getting to know new people that may interest me. I like an open mind, accurate self-appraisal, sarcasm, cleverness, honesty, curiosity, ambition, emotional intelligence/awareness. Being more introverted, I recharge when I'm spending time alone.
There are exceptions to my practices, behaviors, and beliefs. I'm usually reconsidering, making changes hopefully for the better, and adopting ideas.
Self-awareness is sexy. So is accurate self-appraisal.