I'm on the quiet side, so I've found that people tend to fill in the blanks about my personality with their own ideas about what I'm like. A lot of people in high school assumed that I was a computer nerd, which was not true. Others have looked at me as a straight-edge conservative Christian, which is also not true, although I did go through that phase early on in college. And finally, some people have seen me as a quiet and passionate artist and performer, which is MUCH nearer to the mark. I may not always look the part of the introverted and intense poet/artist, but I think that's the type that's the closest to the way I see myself. Long story short, don't be quick to judge. I suppose my appearance can be deceiving.
Love to learn about and discuss all kinds of topics, I think in music, I have an excellent memory consisting of emotional snapshots from my past, and I'm very aware of the big picture of life. I know that we're here for a comparatively short time, so we might as well admire and experience as much as we can. To that end, I enjoy sketching faces, singing fantastic songs, sorting out my thoughts and feelings through writing and blogging, and taking walks and hikes in beautiful places. I'm also freakishly patient when it comes to dealing with other people. If I become impatient and irritable, it's almost always directed inwardly at myself. As such, people tend to describe me as polite, understanding, and thoughtful. I've been told that I'm an excellent and nonjudgmental listener and I'd like to think that I can also be creative and insightful when I feel relaxed. I've been described as a feminist, and I am VERY proud of that label.
I've gone for all kinds of women: tall and short, thin and thick, blonde and brunette. I like women who: genuinely want to know how you're feeling; express a lot with their faces and talk with their hands; have a curiosity and awe about the natural world and a passion for learning; are not afraid of going after something that they want; keep an open mind about different perspectives; display a lot of affection when they're comfortable displaying it; show off their weird little quirks (we all have them) and aren't afraid to be different and speak with their voices and be their own person; and will laugh at a fart story as quickly as they would discuss deeper issues like the meaning of life. Oh, and you get brownie points for having any one of the following (although none are a requirement): red or reddish-brown hair, freckles, bright eyes, bangs (straight across or side-swept), chin-length hair, blunt cut hair, or a great, breathy, nerdy laugh.
As far as places to eat, I'd prefer something that's not too stuffy, somewhere where we can feel comfortable. Maybe a walk afterward would be nice, or maybe even a little shopping at some shops nearby. I just want the date to be casual and to go at a pace that allows for us to get to know each other and spend a nice afternoon or evening together. Maybe the art museum as well? It's cheap and you can learn a lot about someone from how they react to art.