I feel like I need to start with this (because there's been a lot of confusion in the past): I'm interested in building a relationship, not jumping into one. Until recently I had my intent as "Wants to date but nothing serious," but was getting a lot of "Netflix and chill" or fwb type of offers, but very few for ACTUAL DATES (PS I'm not looking for a handout- I can pay for my own dinner, who pays is not what I'm talking about when I say I want to date). And there's nothing wrong with "Netflix and chill," but it's not gonna be the context for the first time I hang out with someone. In the past when I've had "Wants a relationship" as my intent, it seems like after one or two dates (or even conversations) men have been very possessive and have expected to get all of my time/energy. And I don't like that either. So I guess what I want is to date with the option of building a relationship. Also, I work A LOT. So if you "need" someone who's always available, or if your feelings get hurt that I don't text/call/email back right away, I'm not your girl. I am not a needy or clingy or jealous person and expect the same from someone I date/have a relationship with (I'm talking about TRUST and autonomy, not promiscuity).
I am generally carefree, and believe whole-heartedly that smiles are contagious. I am not naive, but believe in the inherent goodness of people. I think that pasts should stay there (except the lessons learned from them) and detest when people ask questions they don't really want to know the answer to. I embrace diversity and trust that the only way to grow is to open oneself up to new ideas, cultures, and experiences!
And just a few more things:
1. I am not a prude, but I am a lady, and expect to be treated as such.
2. I don't have a super specific "type" but I'm generally attracted to men with darker features.
3. If you want me to respond to a message, please say more than "Hi." or "You've got a great smile." Gotta give me something to work with! Haha.
4. Honesty is the most important thing to me. I can handle pretty much anything so long as it's the truth. No, really.