For a limited time, I am going to ditch my typical pre-screening and go out with anyone who asks, with the following guidelines:
* You ask, using complete sentences. :)
* You should fall somewhere roughly near my preferred age range (30-50).
* You should have a profile with actual information in it.
* You should like cats.
* You should be socially liberal-ish. There is no possibility at all that I'm ever going to be attracted to someone anti-gay, anti-choice, anti-birth control, etc.
And now back to our regularly scheduled program:
I'm a thoughtful, positive person, and I'm very invested in healthy relationships and open, honest, kind communication. I think the world is a beautiful place and should be celebrated, and it's difficult for me to understand people who don't feel the same way. Honestly, I'm usually too busy enjoying life to get bored, and I probably couldn't affect world-weary sophistication if I tried. (I am a classic ENFJ.)
I'm never interested in being the smartest person in the room. I appreciate people who are curious about the world, and I enjoy learning from others; I am most drawn to people who feel the same. I tend to be strongly opinionated on matters important to me, while freely acknowledging the right of others to their own (educated) opinions. People who view their opinions and lifestyles as the only possible correct and right ones mystify me, and those who are unable to learn from, and appreciate, the educated opinions of others horrify me.
I like people who are slightly geeky/nerdy, but not socially awkward. Wide-ranging interests are good, as are respect and appreciation for human diversity. I get along best with people who appreciate the arts but feel most comfortable in jeans.
I asked my friends what words they'd use to describe me. Common choices were "intelligent," "warm," "strong," "wise," "thoughtful," "caring," "resilient," "loving," and "positive." 'course, they're my friends, and they sorta love me, so I suppose you can take that with a grain of salt. :)