There's a lot here, so feel free to skim unless you really want to know everything.
To the beautiful woman reading this,
Talking to women on dating sites, including my sister, I'm aware that women receive many, many messages (often more than they can keep up with, no matter how much you want to). Many from men (or perhaps, in maturity, boys) essentially running 'games,' with varying degrees of effort, all towards a single, simple agenda: To get laid.
So let's be candid, we pretty much all want physical intimacy, and the healthiest of us want to give and receive well and often. It's a mistake society still makes to assume women want this any less than men do. But I think that, *on average* it's safe to say, women want, at very least, things to be of a little more substance than men do. I can't tell you how many profiles I've read of women addressing men who are just looking to hook-up and/or just copy & paste the same message over and over.
And honestly, it's not like I'm not interested in finding the same thing (probably like you), but more than that, I'm looking for something genunine. It's basically a prerequiste. Something with chemistry, a real connection, and some sense of trust before anything happens. And who knows, perhaps more.
I am looking for something substantive, but I can't and won't force it, and by my standards, I don't imagine I'll find it easily. I'm sure you're coming from pretty much the same place. A lot of people believe you can't possibly find something significant online, but I think it's as likely to be found here as anywhere else.
None of us want to waste our time. And we're all here to, if nothing else, have fun, make genuine, new connections.
I'm smart, funny, and successful. I'm fun and passionate. I will make you laugh if you let me, and probably even if you don't.
I love the ocean. I sail and I'm scuba certified. I spent the first 10 years of my life on islands and I'm decent at surfing. I also enjoy snowboarding a lot, and pretty much all kinds of adventures, as you might've guessed, but I enjoy staying in, and cooking a great meal with someone, too.
I spent most of my adolescence growing up in London, and I still have my EU/UK passport.
I'm geeky but socially adept. One day, I hope to show my children Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek. And teach them how to tie knots and build treehouses.
So I could go on and on (and I do below) about my hobbies and interests, etc. which are pretty eclectic. But those things aren't all that define me. I'm likely better defined by my beautiful family, my sense of wonder, and my great friends.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Tucked away in the corner of a coffee shop or not-too-loud dive bar, talking and getting to know each other better and discovering if some of that magic is there.