Let's not call it a date, yet. The secret to a great first meeting is to be a comfortable environment to get acquainted and have fun in the process. You know, somewhere that makes us forget the butterflies swarming in our tummies, where we can talk openly and honestly, and keep it light and casual. I do believe in chemistry, but sometimes it takes a while for the chemical reaction to happen, so let's not try to rush anything.
When we do make a date, going out to dinner is a good way to start, whether out means an intimate candle lit restaurant or a picnic basket at the park. It's also a nice finish to a day of bummin' the malls, touring a museum, visiting a zoo, or exploring some historic site.
As summer's ending, I challenge ya' t' ask yerself: When was the last time that you made a sand-castle at the beach, raced some kid ya' didn't know to see who could get to the swing first, or just laid in the grass and described the images of the clouds in the sky? By the way, did ya' let the kid win at the swing? When was the last time you felt like the giant on the hill, 'cause you were the biggest kid sledding down it? (Call me crazy, but cold weather is no fun without the snow.)
Now write and tell me what you'd like to do to get better acquainted -- and if it's something I didn't list, well... I'm always open to a better idea.
Oh, and you must have at least 300 characters worth of something to say in order to write to me. If that's an issue for you, we probably wouldn't work out, anyway. If you want more of an explanation, ask me when you write.
Ladies, please, I realize that between 2/3rds and 3/4ths of you won't date a man with a beard.
If I've contacted you, and ya' fall into that category, I certainly meant no offense -- I just didn't know. No need to vent your frustrations with your fathers, ex'es, sexist teachers and bosses, dirty ol' man next door, all the other insensitive jerks on here... on me. A simple "No, I don't like beards." will get your point across quite adequately.
For those who like a challenge, let's make a deal: You don't try to convince me to shave, and I won't try to convince you to date a man with a beard. There are plenty of men on this site who do shave every day -- and some even more often. Save your energy to agree with them on something, rather than disagree with me about this. I'm not gonna' get into the drama.
For those who are worried about the abbrasion factor, let me just say that what the right shampoo and conditioner do for the hair on your head, they also do for the beard on my face. Are ya' open-minded enough to find out for yourself?
I'm not looking to date 2/3rds to 3/4ths of you, anyway. I'm lookin' for those exceptional few with whom we will enjoy each others company to lay the fondation for a great friendship, with future potential.