I'm like Jay Gatsby in that I believe in the great possibilities in life. No one has ever used "jaded" to describe me. I have very high ambitions and believe that my best years are ahead of me.
I think I'd be the most loving husband a woman could ever hope to find. (And grandparent, if she has grandkids.)
Judy Garland, Billie Holliday, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, and Sierra Boggess. Kellie Pickler and Marty Stuart. Blues singers Hadda Brooks and Kevin Mahogany.
George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown, Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, and Thelonious Monk. Handel, Bach, Borodin, Mozart, Sibelius, and Debussy.
Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.
Painters: El Greco, Cezanne, Matisse, Chagall, Gris, my mother, Picasso
Puppets: Irene Schnugle, Bruce Brusque, Weepy.
Movies: La Strada, Sunrise, Notorious, L'Avventura, Silk Stockings, The Gay Divorcee, most good romantic comedies, film noir
TV: Heckle and Jeckle, Mannix
Authors: Flannery O'Connor, Cervantes, Chaucer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dylan Thomas, Samuel Beckett, Mark Twain, Jane Austen, Jim Harrison, Aimee Bender, Lois Lowry, Elmore Leonard, Michael Chabon, and Marcus Zusak.
Long-distance relationships are fine to start with. After all, they can quickly turn into NON-long distance relationships.