Getting a bit burned out... If you like my writing and values, and like to jumpstart things, by all means message me in detail about yourself and after a few chats, we meet for lunch or a walk and see instantly whether we're into each other.
So here are my values: Total honesty, communication, openness, intimacy, loyalty and devotion, to the woman I love. I have a lot of integrity; These are not just empty words and ideals, parroted like so many claims only to crumble when real life stresses are applied to the relationship. I don't believe in "what you don't know can't hurt you." I want to understand you, how you feel. You should never be afraid to talk to your partner, about anything, without being judged negatively. You should strive to do more for your partner then you do for yourself. I believe in these values, 100%.
I have a dreamy, whimsical personality. I'm not flaky; I'm reliable, and I solve problems with logic and analytical thinking, but let my heart dictate what I do whenever possible, safe, or worth the risk. I love Seattle's broken cloudscapes, warm wind blowing through my hair, the electric air of thunderstorms and hot rain. Or some amusing trinket, or spending my break watching crows play. These things give me peace and serenity, but happy experiences also give a feeling of emptiness when I can't share it with a partner. I believe in affection, touch and intimacy as a big part of love's foundation and that time should be set aside each day even if we're busy to maintain that connection. I'm not crazy Zen or anything though; I have a smartphone, watch a lot of movies, enjoy space technology and I collect pistols and target shoot. I like Super Mario World and Mega Man, and have an Xbox I occasionally play. Sometimes I do things for no other reason than because it would be awesome. I just don't take the world, and the beauty in life and people, for granted. I try to follow the Golden Rule whenever possible.
I chose to write about myself like I did because I think that anyone who reads it, and feels that she should write, should be a good match. We're probably already on the same wavelength then, and that's the key. More specifically about what I'm looking for: I need all of the above values to be true for you. Be kindhearted, capable and earnest; independent and reasonable. Enjoy bantering and teasing each other, and be mature enough to be above drama and pettiness. Appreciate simple things in life. Be in decent shape at least, no hard drugs or smokers, or children. That's about it, we'll know if we click pretty soon after meeting.
I really would rather have a first date as quickly as comfortably possible after making written contact. I don't answer/write to people who have short or nonexistent profiles, so if we're talking then I already have a high interest.
What I tend to do is this: A long walk somewhere for icebreaking. The ocean, an easy hiking trail, off a short pier. This should be enough time to see if the person is right. After that, we can do anything, typically dinner if we're still interested, as long as everything I ask you isn't "I don't know." (That was long date, for sure)