California's been good to me, and I've been good to her. We're both hoping that it gets better. And that's where you come in. California and I both agree that you will brighten our life.
And why should you take up this offer? Why in the name of all that is Good and Holy should you have anything to do with me?
For starters, I'm a decent person. I mean that in every sense of the word. I'm well-mannered, cultured and try to live by a moral code that chiefly boils down to the Golden Rule.
More about me: I'm a fairly laid-back (read: lazy) person who enjoys a good book or a good film and good company. Pro-tip: please, don't ask me to go hiking!
I have an eclectic taste in music, movies and books with one unifying theme: I adore good craftsmanship almost as much as I adore and admire a passionate effort. When we meet we'll have a lot of time to talk about this. I'm not going to write about my "favorites" because that's something I'd like to talk about.
I think I'd be most comfortable with someone who shares my basic live-and-let-die philosophy, but not some my less desirable traits like indolence (Pro-tip: FORCE me to go hiking!). I wish I could be clearer, but I think I have the general idea. The details can be worked out.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
This one is easy.
I'm embarrassingly old-school. First date involves dinner reservations at a nice place. I pick you up (or you there, if you prefer). Dinner will be some place people go to eat, not to be seen. If you like wine, you'll have to order.
A little walk. Maybe stop in for another drink. Now, if things are going swimmingly well so far, then maybe a movie. Not necessarily at a cinema.