I am a 30 year old professional, who is kind, good natured, optimistic, compassionate, hard working, devoted, faithful, and responsible.
I am very adequate in supporting myself, and have nothing to hide from you.
I am easy to get along with and very tolerant of most people's way of life.
I believe in myself, and others around me, hoping to show my best side as often as possible, and try to bring out the best of my friends and family.
I am also unfortunately, shy when it comes to dating, and I find rejection hard to take sometimes, which makes dating difficult. Generally, if a woman doesn't show interest in me after one or two encounters, I just give up. My experience with past relationships have been very diverse, and they usually break down as a result of lack of effort to stay interested in one another.* What this has taught me is that people don't try as hard as they once did to keep relationships alive and lose sight of their commitments to one another. The trick is to be respectful of one another, and try not to take love for granted, living with passion and compassion....every day. Friends are often kept with effort, and easily discarded, if you lose touch with them.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I would go to a place that is comfortable for her...as long as we can talk without shouting, and be able to carry on a stimulating and informative conversation as we get to know each other a little. I would prefer no alcohol or any other mind altering substances, because people need to be themselves as much as possible on the first date. We would touch as many subjects as possible, finding out what makes us happy, sad, excited, passionate, afraid, complete. I would hope that we make many powerful and inspiring connections that would propel us into the next date and onward.
But, if we do not, I would hope that we could both be honest about our impression of one another and able to make it clear that we are not further interested, and that it is ok.