While I think the search for a great match is a bit of a "finding-a-needle-in-a-haystack" proposition, that is my quest. I am ready to try this because other "methods" (fix-ups, happenstance, looking within one's own pool of acquaintances and situational opportunities, especially when they largely stay the same) tend to keep the chances of real success decidedly slim. It seems that this broadens the scope of opportunity to find someone who really cares and likewise wishes to be cared for in a full and meaningful way. It can be really comforting during and at the end of a day to have a partner/friend/love with whom to share stories, observations, thoughts, meals and emotions. I think the world would be a better place if more of us made the effort and were able to interact closely with a special someone on a daily basis.
The web-site suggestion above advises that one talk about him/herself and explain his/her uniqueness. I think the latter is somewhat in the eye of the beholder, but I believe it is fair to say that I am thoughtful (in its various meanings), optimistic, even-handed and -tempered, hard-working, fun-loving with a sense of humor, attentive, expressive, and a very good friend. I have experienced a very blessed life, I care deeply about people, and I have a strong faith.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Keep it simple, in a mutually agreeable setting where we can spend some time really learning about one another.