I've been a creative personality from childhood, went to a great art school, but science pays the bills. I still work avidly on my art projects in my free time and have plans for the future in that regard. I spend a lot of time joking around with people or conversing with them about interesting subjects, from the mundane to the serious, I love ideas and things newly discovered. I love to learn about people from different backgrounds. I've also been known to help many otherwise quiet people a sense of humor:)
As far as activities, I like to get out for lunch or dinner, and joke or talk, or go to a movie or on a trip to explore and have fun. I love wine, but don't drink heavily because I hate hangovers. I am not the dramatic type, though I have a keen sense of humor, it's very important to me as long as we're not hurting each other's feelings.
In general, I do not like confrontation and I avoid passive-aggressive personality types who seek it out. Though I banter with friends constantly, it is never the kind of banter that has ever led to hurt feelings.
I only compete with myself in life, my own ideas and goals, so I never look to others for competition, I only seek out what I really want...which is friends and allies, and hopefully a life partner someday. It is not in my nature to feel threatened by others or their achievements or gifts, I feel those are things to celebrate together.
A relationship based on equality and mutual respect is what I'm looking for. I see others with an open mind, as equals, especially if they can see me that way. I have strong beliefs about the world and life, but I never try to force them on people, and I don't stereotype, everyone is different and unique and has something to teach others.
I'm not the clubbing type, not really the place I'd like to meet someone for a long term relationship, but can visit on occasion if I'm going with a friend for fun.
I'm not judgmental, but don't like to be around drugs or alcohol addiction. I prefer healthy addictions only, and I can't be breathing in smoke, sorry.
There is a world out there beyond just what falls under looks and money, and I sometimes wonder if our culture has suffered for over-romanticizing riches and physical beauty as the foundation of love. I'm more likely to bond with a person who truly values mutual loyalty, dedication, and the patience and understanding it takes for people to adjust to each other's differences, focus on what they have in common, and work out the rough spots. Two people who enjoy each other's company and know they can count on each other for support and companionship.
That's all...for now, lol!