I have, first and foremost, an artistic personality and outlook on life. I like to sketch portraits, sing to and listen to good music, and write when the mood strikes me. A close second place to the artist in me is the scholar and life-long learner. I love to learn and read up on a variety of topics, including history, various sciences (astronomy, paleontology, biology), language, current events, etc. If it takes me beyond the small circle of my everyday world, I'm interested in learning about it.
Most people who know me would probably describe me as quiet, patient, a good listener, smart, funny, and thoughtful. I'm introverted by nature and so I take a while to warm up to people, but I'd like to think that I'm worth the effort.
In terms of a partner, I greatly value intellect. Even if we are interested in different things, I love being around people who have a basic curiosity about the world. I also appreciate people who are artistic, or at least someone who can appreciate other people’s art. I also gravitate toward those who keep an open mind about a range of topics and don't rush to judgment and trying to “fix” other people. I also like being around women who strike a balance between wearing their hearts on their sleeves and holding back when necessary. I especially appreciate people who have qualities that are unmistakable as compared with those around them, whether it be chic hair, an unusual wardrobe, a loud, boisterous laugh, or a striking smile. I want to date a complicated individual with their own life’s story, not a bland stereotype. Be yourself!
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.