First of all, my apoligies for the photo. It's the only one of me that I have online right now, and it was taken in 2002 when I was a bit heavier than I am now, plus it was taken at a party when I was sick as a dog. So it's not exactly the best photo of me out there. That being said:
How do you define someone in a paragraph, let alone what they're looking for? Let's see, I'm Mike. I'm 28 and live in Barberton, a suburb of Akron, and I'm a romantic at heart. Maybe just a bit of a nerd too, but then I've been told that's part of my charm. :) As for what I'm looking for - someone that I can talk to about anything and can be myself around. For me, intelligence is just as sexy as the right clothing or a soft smile. Someone down to earth and an animal lover is good too - preferably a cat person. I do a lot of volunteering because I believe in giving back, and it'd be nice if whoever I met was interested in this too. People don't give back anymore, and I think it's disgusting. I also find something sexy that seems to be a lost interest nowadays - simple touch. A hand on your hand, brushing the other's hair back - can be just as sexy as anything else. Beyond that, I'm not entirely sure what else to put in here, but hopefully something'll catch your eye and perk your interest.
First dates depend on whomever I'm with. To me, having a set idea of a first date is entirely too limitting. I've been on first dates involving dinner at Bennigans followed by exploring the cavern of curiosities that is Wal-Mart, a walk around the park followed by a drive-in movie, and just sitting around watching bad horror movies and sharing Dr. Pepper. All of these were great. I can say, however, that I like dates where you can get to know the person you're with - their likes and dislikes and so on. And obviously the more fun (and I don't mean sex) you can have on a first date, the more smiles there are, the better the date is.