I'm going to be completely, and unabashedly, honest. I'm going to be a level of honest that frankly, people should charge for. (Because, let's face it, time is precious and I'm going to save you some right now...)
If you don't like honesty, proceed to the next doucher with shirtless photos and a cookie cutter BS profile.
Here we go...
A few dealbreakers to save you the trouble of reading any further: If you have a dozen photos of yourself taken in a sports bra in a mirror, showing off the only thing you have to offer, please stop reading. Likewise, if you wrote three lines about yourself because you think your LOOKS alone will carry you, get out of here now. Intelligent, witty girls are sexy in my book.
And speaking of books, if you've never picked one up, move along. I'm an author, and I love words, and that means I love reading and listening to the words of others. You don't have to be an Emerson or Wilde, but for the love of God, know who they are please. It may come up in conversation, and it would really help. If all you have to talk about is 'Teen Mom' or Godd#&&@ Kim Kardashian, I will literally excuse myself from the table to go hang myself in the restroom with my own belt!
I don't think I'm asking anyone to find me a Loch Ness monster here, but honestly...it seems like finding someone who is interesting and genuine is near impossible. I'm really not that hard to get along with, I just have expectations of people...and standards.
Music? Nothing mainstream preferably. Most of my CDs are 80s and 90s, and a mix of groups like Depeche Mode, U2, The Cure, Tears For Fears...you get the idea.
Food? Love Irish and English foods, as well as continental and Chinese. Will try anything once.
Know how to communicate and don't be a flake. If you can't actually handle a conversation and rely entirely on texting (don't get me wrong, I do my share, but come on) I don't think I can deal with you, sorry. Also, the 'oh I can talk all day but not after six mysteriously' doesn't work either. Go talk to your husband or live-in, thanks.
And one last thing; I know I said I want sophisticated and intelligent, but I also think it's not unfair to ask for attractive. Not supermodel, just cute would do. Everyone else gets to make their mail order requests for dream guys who are 6'5", ripped, tanned, gorgeous (I'm sure that guy will be contacting you any day now, ladies...), so, why can't I just ask for mildly attractive?
I don't expect lots of responses, but the few I get will hopefully not make me despise my choice to come back here. Best of luck!