I'm nothing like anyone else you're going to meet here. That's not bragging - - it's a disclaimer - - chances are, 99.99% of the women who read this & I aren't looking for each other.
Before you get to the end of the next paragraph, you'll realize that I'm something of a fish-out-of-water, and know why I'm single, in west Michigan, but wouldn't be in a cosmopolitan city.
The woman I seek might not possess every one of the following traits, but they should give some insight into what I'm after. My ideal woman is not unaccustomed to being the smartest person in the room. Has lived through at least one major disaster. Knows how to handle a gun. Is or has been a decision-maker. Is more likely to empathize with people than judge them. Owns a dress, a set of heels, and a bikini. Knows how to use makeup, but doesn't need it to leave the house. Has been outdoors naked. Has already had all the kids she intends to have. Gets hit on often, by guys that have no chance. Is not fear-motivated. Does not need a religion. Does not believe in "The Democrats," "The Republicans," or, "The Terrorists." (Recognized the preceding 'Oxford comma,' as such, and that that's simply a pretentious term for a serial comma.) Has no interest in watching sports, reality TV, etc. Has always been her own person. Digs self-sufficiency. Thrives on closeness, touch, and intimacy of all kinds. Knows words like erudite, esoteric, discerning, mercurial, and, callipygian, and that they apply to her. (Knows that 'callipygian' and 'callipygean' are both correct spellings, even though spell-check doesn't recognize either one.) Has always been fit, and thinks she could probably beat me to the top of a dune or at least give me a run for my money. Loves the water, and the things one can do on, in, and under it. Can drive a stick, a motorcycle, and a hard bargain. Loves music, color and texture. Has gotten choked up reading poetry. Can use chopsticks. Is a vegetarian, and kind to animals.
And she's been looking for me all her life, knowing I've spent mine searching for her...
Obviously, if you're if you're living in west Michigan, the chances of you being anything like the girl described are extremely unlikely.
(If you are like the girl I described, for f*cks sake, write me - - we've already been looking for each other our whole lives! Let's not waste another second!!!)
Meeting a stranger, who has caught your interest online, isn't really "a date."
A date is what you have after you decide that you don't want that person to remain a stranger.
A good date includes a bit of mystery, some suspense, pleasant surprise, a lot of laughter, and feeling like you've made a meaningful connection.
I'm looking forward to us finding each other and, going out on that joyous, mesmerizing adventure that lasts all the rest of our lives!