Like most people on here, I would like to find love. Unlike many on here I don't want dysfunctional love. I want someone to like me before they love me. Finding a friend I can talk to is more important than finding someone to cuddle with, at least in the beginning. I have unusual cerebral interests that lean towards the artistic. I don't want to see your tatoos or cleavage, like some advertise here. I want to see what books you read and the thoughts you think. If you don't feel the need to check your text messages every five minutes, I might like to meet you. Animal welfare means alot to me. If you don't like animals, you won't like me. I have the best sense of humor you are likely to come across. Anyone can look good in a profile. I prefer honesty. First impressions may be lasting, but I depend more on the third and fourth impressions. Unlike many, I would treasure an intelligent woman. I read a profile on here recently where the person said they only wanted to think "happy" thoughts and wanted to stay away from negative people. I don't think that person is dealing with reality. With all the human and animal suffering in this world, are we supposed to ignore it? I'm not that selfish.