There is almost always too much said, yet not enough in these online profiles. I still believe in chance meetings under uncontrived circumstances, but that may be like believing in dinosaurs. There's evidence that they once existed, who knows if what we have in our minds is actually what they looked like, but they're gone now. Is this what it's come to with meeting someone in real life?
I found this funny:
I love basketball, traveling, reading, family, and hanging with friends.
If you want to be successful on POF, try this:
1. Talk about your hobbies.
2. Talk about your goals and aspirations
3. Talk about yourself and what makes you unique.
4. Describe your taste in music."
This is the total of what someone put on his profile. Does anyone else see the irony?
Anyway, I'm an odd one. I'm all right with it. I've studied and am studying languages, lived in multiple places in the world, was born and raised in Oakland and celebrate things Bay Area. Working on improving things about myself which I find to be flawed, which includes being less judgmental of myself and others. It is a process and there is a thin between not judging and just accepting anything/everything. Accepting everything can be just as toxic as over-judging. Balance is life's secret. Right now, I'm a work in progress. In school for a 2nd BA, no income, car's in the Bay and I stay pretty busy. Not yet vegan, but working to become 1. I do best, healthwise, on a mostly protein diet, which is the hold up as I work to find the right intake for my body.
Although I'd like to be genuinely connected to just 1 person in a way that's lasting and enduring because I'd like to share a lot of the day to day stuff with someone, I'm not going to try to fit square pegs into round holes. Some people are just not compatible, even when they're both great. I'm not going to fight intuition for the sake of companionship. Nobody should. I also realize that physical attraction, no matter how superficial it may seem, is still kinda important. Speaking of superficial (if you wanna call it that), here are some things I'd like to encounter in someone I'm dating.
Name doesn't begin with "Ro" (Rod, Ron, Rob, etc.)
Don't contact me if you're:
here for sex
a Laker/9er/Patriots fan
posting superfluous shirtless pics
[generally] judgmental (Working on myself, but clearly am not there yet)
not someone who enjoys conversation
only focused on what makes you happy or fulfills your needs
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Whatever is going to make us laugh [for free or practically nothing]