If you have those qualities, it's a good start. I am charming, compassionate,love to laugh. I am serious when I need to be. I respect myself and others and life. I love warm weather, ocean beaches, my family, reading. I am willing to try most things once (within my limits). My friends consider me brave, outgoing, smart, honest, considerate and thougtful. I am comfortable with myself and I am not looking for someone to "complete" me - I am complete. I want someone who is the same. Mutual respect, confidence/trust, sharing what we have in common yet acknowledging our differences, freedom to be who we are without hurting the other and without judgment are very important. I also love being a woman. I also want a man who is financially independent. Please no smokers. No photo - no answer.
A coffee shop is non-committal but friendly. It's not my favorite place to meet for a date, but I wouldn't consider the first meeting a date anyways. The next time would be the actual first date. Then I would love to go for dinner and dancing. Or maybe a game of golf.