In regards to myself and what I am looking for:
I feel that I am a very genuine person. I am straight up, street smart, quick witted and even tempered. I am a good read of people and know how to mesh. I love to stay active, productive and have fun. I don't take myself too seriously. I try and find humor even in the most serious subjects. I am reliable, affectionate, hard working, and loyal. I am looking for someone that I am attracted to. Someone that is a good communicator. Someone consistent. Someone that is open and honest. Someone that is fun. Someone that is trustworthy, kind, and sensitive. Someone that is motivated and hardworking. Someone that I am looking forward to seeing and being around. Someone that appreciates me and feels the same about me that I do about them. I like laughing. I like feeling appreciated and special. I like making my partner feel the same way.
I am very guarded but open. It isn't important for me to be the funniest person at the party, but I can be if opportunity presents itself. I like keeping things real. The longer I am around people, the closer we become. My first impression is not my main interest. The last one is what I care about the most with the people that are closest to me.
Actually, a great first date would be to meet over a drink or so, just be around someone that has a great attitude, is comfortable in their own skin, and wants to just enjoy visiting. Not an inquisition, but just a casual conversation to get a vibe on each other. Hopefully, with some funny or interesting dialogue. No "bumps on log" please.....and no fakes either. Shoot, we all have baggage and things that are not perfect. I have found that my closest relationships are created more from a trust and bound during the not so perfect times than the easy and perfect moments.