Me: How to do this w/o sounding self-centered? Smart, funny, kind of cute (or so I've heard), and pretty easy going. Sincere and honest, almost to a fault. Extremely caring, conscientious, flexible, understanding and affectionate. The type who'll go and talk to the cute guy at the bar myself because I prefer someone who might be nervous to strike up a conversation over the one with so much confidence he doesn't need to think twice about it. Confident myself, but not so much I've lost my humility or the knowledge that everyone has something they're working on. Very busy, but always make time for who's and what's important. Been a planner my whole life and finally at the stage where I can relax and reap the benefits of all the effort. Have great friends and family to share that with, but still looking for something more; someone to join me as I experience everything this city has to offer, travel the world, try out a new recipe with a great glass of wine (live around the corner from Cork Market and always keep the bar stocked with new wines to try), veg out on the couch, anything/everything.
Who I'm looking for: low key and easy-going, yet gets where he's going; affectionate and touchy-feely, but not in a creepy way; flexible and spontaneous but doesn't let time go to waste (unless the goal is to waste time, nothing wrong with that!); open to trying out new things - people always say they are, but it's rarer than you'd think; willing and able to show just how much he's into me (because I can do the same); and a great sense of humor. sense of humor is huge. If you can't laugh together, there's not much else!
What I'm looking for: fun, interesting, intellectually challenging, with a healthy smattering of flirtatious company to call up when free time presents itself to join me in all the fun things I want to do. Completely open to finding something more, but not on an active quest for "the one" right now. I'm very clear in who and what I'm looking for long-term, and know he won't be an easy find, so just enjoying the process. Well, as much as you can enjoy modern dating. Have to keep your sense of humor about it! Ultimately hope to find someone I click with enough to regularly go adventuring with. Would love to take advantage of one of those flash travel deals for say 3 nights in Paris or Belize. That sounds great! I have to travel this year. But immediately, company for other more local randomness is my goal.
In a nutshell - I have a lot to give, and looking for someone who can appreciate that and give as much to someone who will appreciate them in return. Seems pretty simple, right?