I'm fairly new to the dating scene, so please forgive my awkwardness. To most people, I would classify as a typical nerd, with a nice-guy (albeit rather oblivious) personality, with a bit of spontaneity. For whatever reason, I tend to see the good in everything/everyone, so that puts me in the 'hopeless romantic' category. I also have a tendency to be bluntly honest to a fault, so if I do offend you, please let me know. I really don't have much of a dislike list, since I can find almost anything interesting or at the very least entertaining. The only dislike that comes to mind is that I don't like chocolate, so I can safely say any girls' mint chocolate chip ice cream is secure from me. Right now I'm working full time, but plan to go back to college to pursue a career in astrophysics or engineering.
I will say that I most certainly do not like playing mind games. In Junior High and in High School, I was many people's confidant and I observed the horrible games (and the results) people play on one another, which is probably why I was so deathly afraid of dating in those years. I try to be as honest and upfront about my opinions as possible so people have no question in their minds as to what I'm "really" thinking. If you DO have a question, the best way to get information out of me is by simply asking. I have no problem dealing with the drama that does happen in life, but I try my best to steer clear of the unnecessary variety.
More than anything, I'd like to meet a girl who's got some experience, like someone who's been in relationships before, because Lord knows I'm a bit lacking in that area, haha. I'm rather hopeless as far as common sense goes, so someone with more than me would be a plus. I do enjoy cuddling in front of a movie, as cliche as that may sound (or read, in this case).
I find it rather hard to come up with a preplanned date when I don't know the person, but if anything it would probably start with a movie or a trip to a shopping mall (I actually do enjoy wandering around malls) and then dinner. After that, it's pretty much up in the air.
In all honesty, I don't have a preferred dating structure, so scrapping the entire plan mentioned above and going at it by ear is fine by me. Getting to know the person is the important part.