I'm passionate about a number of things, among them: creating art, namely portraits; learning about the world, the universe and everything in it, but especially astronomy, biology, history, languages, and current events; animals, in that I end up being friends with just about every cat and dog that crosses my path; music, both singing it (I've been told I have a decent singing voice) and listening to it; writing, which I haven't done on a regular basis for many years, but I still pretend that I'm a decent writer; finding beautiful, often quiet places out in nature where I can get reset and grounded; being empathetic toward others and trying to take their perspective on life.
I suppose I'm not looking for an exact clone of my personality, but I would like to be with someone with similar interests and a similar temperament. And if I can't meet someone a lot like me, the next best thing would be to spend my time with someone who is open-minded and can accept my quirky, artsy take as it comes without trying to change it.
It also helps if you have bangs, a bob haircut, freckles, a great smile, or a loud, embarrassing 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.