Basically, I am a simple guy looking for a gal -- for the long term. I believe that a man and a woman should respect each other, support each other and be loyal to each other. Small differences should be overlooked, large ones should be discussed calmly -- preferably in bed. It is important never to take one's partner for granted, and one should always remember how fragile we all are, each in our own way. I believe, also, that to be in love means to treat one's lover as if every day were the first, and every night the last. It is best, I believe, to live generously: always give before you are asked, but never ask what you are unwilling to give. Be honest, but never be cruelly truthful. Live so that you never have to lie, but never forget to say what is in your heart. Be ready to admit your faults and slow to take offense, but stand up for yourself when you are unjustly accused. To be a good human being is difficult; not to try to be good is inexcusable. To seek to take advantage of others is evil, to let oneself be taken advantage of is also evil. And when you find a person you can truly love, you will find yourself, as well.
A first date can be almost anything: a cup of tea or coffee, a glass of wine, a walk, a visit to a museum, dinner, and above all good conversation. A first date should give each person a chance to look, listen, ask questions, find out the other person's goals and aspirations, and decide if there is any chemistry -- or at least enough chemistry to merit a second date. There should be no pressure, no expectations, and no demands. It should be relaxed, fun, and one should come away feeling, if nothing else, that one has learned something and discovered another human being. On the other hand, if a woman wanted to spend a week, say, in Paris for a first date, I might be willing. On second thought, make that the second date.