Rule of thumb is to love yourself before you truly could love another. By that, meaning that people need to truly be happy in their own skin, love who they are, and be proud and happy of who they are and what they have done in life, no matter how grand or trivial. I'm looking for someone who is at that point, no matter their past. If you are confident in whom you are, were brought up with a good moral fiber, and are truly looking for the right guy, then by all means drop me a line. What else I would like in a match is a lady who does not judge folks on what they have, but whom they are. The handful of people I hold as friends (men and women) might not have much, but what they may lack financially they more than make up in their personality, as well as their love for, and respect of, all animals and all genders, races, creeds, sexual orientation, etc. I see a lot who love to travel, which is great, but personally I'm more for keeping my feet in the city. I've travelled for work, and I'm always happiest when I'm on the flight back home. One day, though, I would love to hit a few countries in my background (Russia, Ukraine, Germany) and perhaps Romania, as there's hundreds of years of history in all those places and I'd love to tour them if just once.
So, if you got this far, good on ya. :) If you do wish to know more, drop me an email, and if not, no worries and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. :)
First dates should always be about communicating and learning of one another, but also non threatening so that if both people meet and know there's not a click at the start, both can part ways without suffering for hours. :) I don't drink, so best would be a meetup at a cafe, etc, and take it from there.