One has to wonder... just how often are these things actually read? Just curious, is all.
There's a lot to say, but this is not a venue to say it. I'll start with the basic schematics that outline who I am. Born in '85, lived in Michigan, North Carolina, and now Florida. I had been teaching music for over three years. Just completed a Masters and just switched to a career as a librarian. Living alone in a nice two bedroom on Southside. Had four aquariums, but I've scaled it down to two. I don't go out often, just more of a homebody. I thoroughly enjoy food, both cooking and eating it. Drinks are great too, especially when alcoholic.
My personality? I love learning and collecting new information, no matter what it's about. This includes people, and learning everything about them. I value honesty like nothing else, to the point where it can get me in trouble. I always made a terrible salesman. I'm a reactive personality - I reflect that which is done or given to me. For better or worse. I'm very much a skeptic, although often too much. I could use a few lessons in faith and trust. I'm not a white knight, and I'm not a prince charming... but I can be interesting.
My desires? Vast and many, all intense. Everybody wants to find their perfect person. I don't. My friend worded it perfectly, so I'll steal from her: "I'd rather have someone with demons who match my own." I like the different, the weird, and the confusing. I like the strange and off-kilter. Even though I can be pretty mundane myself, it's what I always hope to find. So, if you have demons, don't hide them - flaunt them.
First dates? Never been the biggest fan. It's why I like to keep it simple. Get some food, then since the beach is right here, why not take a nice evening stroll and chat? Or some variation on that plan. Or, hey, you know what, why not mix it up and we go explore one of those awesome-looking pirate putt-putt places?
But seriously, I'm not crazy about first dates. You see, I'm extremely reserved. I guess I come off as really shy, and maybe I am, but just at first. Some people love that rush and craziness of a first date. Not me. I'd much rather have the eighth date, where you already know each other, and are just wanting to be around each other, without the need for the super elaborate plans and putting on a show to impress the other person.