I'm seeking to learn more about this area & people. I'll say more when i speak in real time. Insofar as the "intent" question, i really had a difficult time answering it. None of the choices really felt like they fit. the following statement speaks better to my intent. I'm looking for someone i can connect with, either a casual friend or acquaintance, a romantic relationship, or who knows what else. character matters whether it be a friendship, romance or anything in between. Also, the question about "smarts" in my estimation, has very little to do with the amount of education or degrees one has attained. the person who developed that question didnt seem to have much of it, regardless of their education. sense of humor is a plus. i seek only the characteristics that i possess. it doesnt matter to me what your finanancial assets are. your generousity of spirit ranks high. i dont care what colleges or ivy league schools you might have attended. what matters to me is where you are in the present state of your life and how deeply you can feel, express, experience joy in the little everyday tasks, to learn, grow and love. It doesnt matter to me what kind of car u drive. what matters is what drives your passion and your life force. It doesnt matter to me if your bald or have a full head of hair. I have enough hair to make up for 3 or 4 heads. i dont care how tall you are. what matters is the length you will expand to in order to really get to know yourself (and knowing others will follow). It doesnt matter to me where you've traveled in your past. i care about your inner journey right here and now and how u can travel in your personal growth and relations...I dont care what your financial net worth is. what matters is your generousity of spirit and your ability to give in many different ways. what matters most is if your heart is open and you are open to the joy that is all around, from moment to moment in life, relationships and learning. What's important is how you manage conflict, as there will always be, in close relationships. Can you work with compromise and conflicts, have the courage to speak your truth, even if you might loose in the process, so long as you can hold your integrity?
as a pre-first date, i would prefer to talk on the phone, rather than continually email. and, then meet in person, which is, of course, the most important connection. a blind date might be different from a first date... on a blind, i'd probably prefer coffee, tea, lunch or a drink. On a first date, I would like to meet for lunch or dinner. then, we can talk about it from there.