That being said, I try hard to meet people where they are in life. Potential friendships and relationships go wrong all the time when we use them to fill voids. I've made this mistake before. Socializing and dating become shopping. I am just trying to chat with maturity and honesty. I am eager to share my life with good people wherever the knowing takes us.
I gravitate toward the salt of the Earth and compelling people who challenge me (and everyone else) to grow & think, laugh a ton, be curious, tell great stories, have adventures (both lived and mental) and are focused predominantly on the whole of the planet, not finding a person to live a life removed from what billions of others are experiencing.
I love to be around people with a giant sense of humor who make their own fun wherever they go, yet are serious about important things.
I work hard to broadcast that being close to me is a safe space where you can be 100% you. I treasure this experience myself when I am lucky enough to find it. I like to be informed when I flunk.