We appreciate each others' good qualities and can laugh at each others' bad qualities.
The good news is that the details are all about you, and since you've been hanging out with yourself all these years, it should be simple. Need some help in getting to the heart of the matter? If you get a new mountain bike, suggest a ride as a date idea. ), a single strand of Mardi Gras beads, a SAE pledge paddle... a photo of me and my dad fishing when I was 8, a rack of four rods that he left me when he passed away, and a baseball mitt signed by Mickey Mantle (Dad was from New York)..into the living room... Chili Peppers, Kid Rock, Eminem and some 70's classic rock that I sing out loud to in my car (but only by myself)...a few books that I'm currently juggling (I was the rare English/Finance major)... Maybe a bottle of pinot grigio, maybe a little bit of kissing, and then, well, we'll let you decide the rest...
Notice that they're fun, conversational and chock-full of very specific details -- both little day-to-day things and the big picture ideals. Respect is huge - because if you don't respect someone, you're gonna try and change them - and if you're trying to change someone, you shouldn't be in a relationship with them.
Don't get me wrong, I love to cook, but I must admit I'm enjoying my recent independence. Ideally, I'd pick you up at your place, find a restaurant that's conducive to good conversation and hope to find that spark within the first ten minutes. I'm just looking for a life partner, someone to fill in the last three words on my New York Times crossword puzzle, someone to remind me to lock the door behind me, someone to explain what they're fighting about in Bosnia. What I've learned from my past relationships At risk of sounding cliché (and remember, clichés are clichés for a reason), it's all about compromise.
So this Internet dating thing isn't about marriage for me at all; it's about companionship. I guess I'm looking for a woman who is mature, brainy, fit, and down to earth. Two adult individuals merging into one unit is a tall order, especially if both are bright, independent, and in my case, stubborn.
My idea of our perfect first date You, me, sparks, a kiss, a second date.