I have learned that I judge my level of friendship by sense of humor so if we are compatible in that way and we regularly do an activity together, chances are we'll be ongoing friends.
My interests are broad. I love nature, wild and domestic animals. I like cafes and bookstores, finding new places to hang out, dine, dance. I enjoy flea markets, bike rides, scenic places, and most of all, kind hearts. I sincerely appreciate acts of kindness and look for the best intentions in a person. I'm fairly social, the 'gets along well with others' type. People tell me I seem happy and energetic most often. I might be more optimistic than most.
I know clothing can tell you more about a person than just their style or whether or not they have style. Good luck trying to find some indication with mine lol.
If you smile and generally appear to be inviting or cheerful in your pictures, I'm likely to send a message. Clearly, I don't mind sending the first message in any case. It's not that serious and I hope it leads to a kind and cool person.
Not really here to "date" friends but if a date is mustered somehow:
Something that keeps us engaged and allows us to find out more about each other. This cannot be decided before knowing the first thing about my date. Who wants the same first date all the time? This should be a catered answer and even mutual.
Examples: picnic in a zoo, self-guided art gallery walking tour, visit a vineyard, bike ride on the coast, go to an arcade, explore a neighborhood for the first time.
If we are happy to see each other, that's the greatest start to me.