I just watched the movie "must love dogs." It worked for her, so maybe it will work for me. (yes, those are my dogs in the photo. The big one is not Mom, but I think she thinks she is. The puppy is only 9 weeks old, smart and full of himself. (He makes me laugh, all the time.) I don't want to list lots of tired cliches about myself, but here goes. This is who I am, believe it or not:
I am a hopeless romantic. I do wear my heart on my sleeve, and I love that feeling of "can't wait to see you and get my hands on you. Don't you? I'm told I'm also smart, cute, generous, spontaneous, sassy (yes I am, and proud of it. I'll keep you on your toes.) But it's not all bad. I'm also honest to a fault, very sentimental, playful affectionate, and independent. I'm very touchy feely with people I'm close to. I am not a loner. I'd love to meet someone to share activities and conversation (at least initially). I hope to meet someone and fall head over heels in love. What a feeling!
I believe there are a so many facets to a relationship, but some that I think are absolutely essential are:
Open honest communication, with the ability to disagree without fear, and in an adult manner.
Intimacy on all levels (emotional, physical, intellectual)
Remembering to cherish eachother, and remembering those qualities that attracted us to eachother initially. I think too often, we tend to lapse into a state of taking eachother for granted, and lash out at those we love the most. (I can't say I'm perfect here, but it's something I'm working on.)
If anything I've said sounds good to you, I'd love to hear from you. We have nothing to lose, but everything to gain if this works.
By the way, you can find me often, on weekends, at Sellwood riverfront park (where the dogs are allowed off leash.)
A first date should be casual, somewhere quiet where we can talk and get to know eachother (look smolderingly into eachother's eyes?) That could happen, couldn't it?
Starbucks is a little over-rated for first dates, but I'll meet you there if you insist. There's nothing quite like that sizzling atmosphere, is there?