I'm genuine, funny, and intelligent--and I look for the same. I'm an official twenty-something, figuring shit out. My primary goals in life are to find meaning and experience joy. (And yes, they are intertwined.)
Here's a longer version:
I like to be critical and thoughtful. I like memorizing things. I like baking and cooking. I watch a lot of Netflix. I'm inherently lazy. My one true love is eating out--good food, good drink, and good service are almost all I need in this world. It's too bad I'm not independently wealthy. Oh well.
I enjoy running, though I'm not a gym freak. I enjoy reading, though I don't do enough of it. I claim to be extroverted, but spend a lot of time by myself.
I value most highly great conversation and loving relationships. I value learning, wisdom, and knowledge. Engaging with a text really turns me on. So does dancing to really loud music. So does incredible talent.
I like to spend a lot of time thinking through things, and I like men (people) who will engage with me, think through them with me, and perhaps offer insight I had never considered. Things I like to discuss: meaning, beauty, joy, religion, the nature of forgiveness, the mind, art, music, language. Or really anything of value.
I'm a narcissist. I'm working on it. And I really can be quite sweet and caring. It's important to me to express myself; to be honest and forthright.
If you've made it this far, phew! Good work. I could drone on and on about myself.
What about you? Who are you? What brings you joy?