I tend to keep to myself when I first meet people, but I will open up if I find out that we have some interests in common. I like to sketch, sing, and write in my spare time, and I also enjoy reading up on science, history, current events, and languages. I'm not the kind of person who always has to be moving and on-the-go, but I do like traveling and being outside in beautiful places, especially mountains and lakes. I am slow to judge others, I meet people where they are in terms of their feelings, viewpoints, and their life circumstances, and I listen attentively when others speak. While it's important that my partner and I should be able to carry on a conversation about our interests, I also value just being physically close with that person, not necessarily having much to say, but communicating more through actions and through touch. I prefer going to laid-back places where people can talk and get to know each other. Having said that, I do love going to a good baseball game.
I have fallen for all kinds of women in terms of physical traits, tall and short, heavy and thin, blonde and brunette, but there are certain personality characteristics that I tend to do better with in a relationship. Type A personalities need not apply: Y'all make me anxious. If you need to be doing something constantly, we probably wouldn't be on the same wavelength. I prefer laid-back, understanding, nonjudgmental people, who, even if they don't know a lot about the subjects that I'm interested in, are generally smart, quick on the uptake, and have a mind that's eager to learn. And, hey, by all means, I would love to meet someone who can teach me things that I don't know. I gravitate toward people who, whether they are shy or outgoing, can be quirky, warm, genuine, and expressive when they feel comfortable. I like women who can run the gamut from serious life conversations to laughing about embarrassing fart stories. In short, I'm looking for someone with a friendly smile, a bright mind, a quirky, unique disposition, and a kind heart.
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.