Just went on a nine hour date with three hours of driving, a fine festival concert, a surfeit of libation and grub, but no interaction whatsoever. More importantly, not one "Thank You". I know I'm supposed to blab all about myself here, but it won't help attract people with decency, or a sense of common courtesy, will it? I'm editing this in response to what didn't happen on this last date, because in my life, it occurs too frequently, and I wish it to stop. The Golden Rule isn't a "one and done" trip - it's a lifestyle, and for good reason. Every time you interact with someone, you have the chance to impact their view of humanity. Why would you ever wish to make a poor impression? You'll just muddy the water for that person's next encounter, and possibly create baggage for them. I need to have someone aware of the wake they make, rather than just "being in the present". From my first experiences dating through every decade since, I've encountered women who simply can't be bothered to express appreciation for all that goes into being with them, while I consistently thank them verbally and show my appreciation in multiple ways. Instead of "Will respond", I'd like it if POF would have a "Will thank you" filter for people here. It's silly to ask people for their gratitude for your putting planning, resources and time into being with them, so why not just screen for that in the first place?
Done venting now, thanks. From a laundry list of fifty items in the past, I'll now settle for someone I appreciate, and who appreciates me.
P.S.: I'm not an upgraded member, and never will be, so I don't see your "meet me" notifications. I welcome responses from those reasonably close to my age and geographic location.