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. I recharge when I'm spending time alone. I'm looking for someone.
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.