Under "Intent", why can't they have "Open to see what happens" as an option? I don't want to serial-date. I'd like to find a woman I can relax with and be excited with, have a great time doing things together, and see where it goes, without pressure.
I've lived the last several years in Europe, Africa, & Asia working with foreign aid and a few .com's, but I recently moved back to Los Angeles. I enjoy the bohemian atmosphere in Venice, but I've got a good corporate career at Disney which is amazing -- I love the diversity and contrasts in LA.
I'm left-wing politically (for the US), but as long as you're not in a militia or a black helicopter conspiracy nut, I don't have a problem.
I'm pretty fun & funny, but you decide that for yourself. I have enough female friends to know what a bad date can be like for a woman; I won't do that to you. I'm passionate with the right woman, but not just any woman.
More about me... I enjoy motorcycles and horses, I like hiking and camping, or just hanging out and doing something around town. I write; just finished a novel I'm trying to publish. Broadly educated & experienced, collected in a crisis - I've talked my way out of being held at gunpoint in several countries without wetting myself.... I have opinions but listen to other points of view. Intelligent and sane, easy going, no pressure, no drama. No sad stories about how my parents didn't understand me or my lovers done me wrong. However I'll listen to your sad stories, I'm a pretty good listener. Not jealous or judgmental, I have good relationships with most of my ex's and no problem if you do, too. Life is too short to create unnecessary problems. I can laugh at myself, and others are welcome to as well. All that, plus:
** I'm financially secure.
** I'm comfortable with intimacy, both friends and lovers.
** I don't drink & drive.
** Very even tempered.
P.S. My screen name, PaulShrugged, is a reference to taking unconventional approach to life, NOT an endorsement of Ayn Rand's politics...
First date with someone you don't really know and just met on an internet dating site?
I'd say something low key and casual, like a late afternoon/early evening stroll along the boardwalk in Venice. You can chat, get to know each other in a fun yet public setting. If things work out, you can drop in to one of the many beach cafes for a coffee or glass of wine -- if the chemistry doesn't happen you can excuse yourself; if it does, you can keep going for happy hour or a meal. I'm very much about going with the flow and seeing what happens.
That, or a maybe motorcycle ride on a Saturday afternoon up to Malibu and through the canyons.
Oh, and if you are interested in the difference between working with the CIA or for the CIA, let me know (HINT: If any guy claims he worked FOR the CIA, don't bother to respond. He is either lying, writing from prison, or writing from a 3rd world country without an extradition treaty)