Despite all this, you may find I'm not what you'd expect. In fact, I wasn't even what I expected. As it happens, I used to think of myself as an extrovert. However, I sometimes worried that my "outgoing" nature might just be a cover for a shy personality. This was confirmed when I took the Myers-Briggs test. I came out "ISTJ" with strong tendencies toward introversion. I'm not exactly sure, but maybe this just means I'm a bit more complex than I realized. In any event, I'm intelligent, articulate, a good listener, and I have a great sense of humor (or at least that is what I have been told).
As for who I'm interested in meeting: I'm definitely someone who finds intelligence very attractive. Honesty and integrity are also very high on my list, as are kindness and compassion. While, these are qualities that take time to discover, I believe this medium offers more opportunities to reveal them since first contact is not visual. As for physical characteristics, well, I'm a guy (and not dead), so appearance will be a factor. However, if physical beauty is the only thing a woman can offer, I won't be interested in her for very long. I'll summarize by saying that after observing my own behavior over the years, I have found that I'm drawn to tall, attractive, independent women who are very intelligent and self-confident. It is also important that they are very caring and very giving. The ideal woman for me meets these criteria and is also taller than I am (I'm a social climber [smile]).
NOTE FOR THE LITERAL MINDED: That last part is just a joke (no really).
and that I am reasonably articulate and intelligent
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