I normally go through my matches. If I wrote you, it's POF's fault. Blame them.
If you are checking me out because you saw that I viewed your profile, don't worry. You are probably awesome. I probably wanted to write. But, I read the profiles and I take them seriously. If you disqualify me by something you say, I get it. We all have our preferences. You may not like bald people or guys who are a little overweight.
I'm a writer. My company has an office in Sarasota. But, I don't work out of it. I'm a remote writer, which means I write wherever the wind takes me. Sometimes, that's right on the beach at 6 in the morning for the sunrise.
If you want to know any more about me, answer my message. That's the best way to get it started and hopefully meet in person.
First dates are for talking and making that first impression. So, meeting up somewhere we both like. I really like outside tables for a few drinks. That's the perfect first date and see where it goes from there.