First being friends is important, but I want something more.
I'm funny (wickedly so)
I'm a hopeless romantic
I believe trust is paramount in a relationship
Cheating is NEVER ok
Communication is key.
Do I have my flaws, of course I do, don't we all? However I'm working on them.
I love my family. Though most of them live in another state, I talk with them often. I live with my brother and his family. Living with my brother is a choice, not a need. I could have my own place, but truthfully, I don't like living alone. Been there done that, not for me.
I love big dogs. I have an 11 year old lab whom I love. When he passes sad times will ensue.
Cats are ok, but I can't stand small yappy dogs.
All told, life is good. However, finding someone to share it with would be the icing on the cake.
A first date should be something fun, something where you can get to know a person. Something that even if you decide there is no chemistry the next hour, or however long, won't be a total waste.