In a word - optimistic. Why else would I be here? Ok, I know the word "desperate" just shot through your mind right now and while that wouldn't be totally untrue, it's definitely more optimism than desperation - more like a "I know you're out there" than a "You better be on here because I've tried everything else and I don't want to end up old and alone." Didn't really sell it that well, did I?
But I'm a realist too. Just a positive thinking one. I'm also very laid-back and easygoing. The permanent smile on my face makes miserable people uneasy, but it is contagious to everyone else. I do get into a lot of awkward conversations though and I try to use humor to diffuse tense situations and it always works sometimes. Funerals are a tough crowd though.
I want to be around someone who is not afraid. It makes everything better and opens up so many possibilities. We can bring that out of each other and explore all of those things we were once afraid of. Then discover on our own that it wasn't so bad after all and have a good laugh about it. If you're afraid and don't like to take risks, then well, why are you dating online?