No matter what we write down here, I think it mostly comes down to individual chemistry, hopefully my entry is clever enough to maybe capture who I am, enough to get dialog started with you. And since I am looking for a best friend and long term partner in crime, I decided to actually take care in writing this :-)
Meeting a positive funny quirky smart and physically fit individual, start slow, roll with no expectations and see what happens. I would consider myself all of the above and even though I'm an athlete I don't need an Olympic hopeful to be my date. I am a very grounded person and connect with people who value love, family, respect and loyalty above material items, education or status. Success and happiness is not always measured with money, I am educated, intelligent, happy, take care of myself and have my life together, just looking for you!
Once you realize that you have that 'it' factor...what makes you stay...? For me, it's knowing that you can be yourself and that special person you've decided to let into your little world- sticks around to help you navigate the sometimes treacherous waters. The mutuality and depth of a relationship along with the unchallenged loyalty you choose to feel every day, to me, is what dictates if I stay. Oh and remember this is after realizing we have the 'it' factor.
Though still not sure about digital dating protocol, I have always been able to make friends out of strangers and make the people I'm with feel comfortable so... I prefer making plans to meet offline after a couple emails or better yet a phone call, then.. let's go have some fun!