The whole "dating thing" can be wonderful or a pain depending on how you look at it, like most aspects of life. I prefer to think of it this way: I've got an opportunity to meet new people... some of whom I will connect with intellectually, emotionally, and physically and want to see again (and maybe, ideally, again and again).
I try not to pre-judge where significance in my life will come from. I find I experience way more adventure that way. I hope you are also an explorer and feel the same way.
ABOUT ME: * Will make you blush and laugh (a lot) and never stop trying. * Very intentionally fully engaged in life. * Very curious about people, ideas, cultures, history, trends and not likely to find myself in a "boring" situation for long. * Love having humor in my daily life and people who appreciate the need for it. * Like to pursue and explore big ideas. * VERY purposely have sought to maintain a sense of wonder and awe about the world around me and I fight the temptation to be cynical. *
HONESTY ALERT: I'm not feverishly searching for my permanent life partner, but I would be damn pleased if I met her and I don't see anything wrong with being happy with wonderful people along the way. I've been married and divorced (2008) and I've been engaged once after that (and called it off in 2012). So I'm I guess I'm a bit more wary than I've been in the past, and I'm not so set on the way one is "supposed" to live. The fact is that I love being around super-intelligent, passionate women and spending time learning from and enjoying each other. If something more serious develops, great. A stimulating conversation over dinner or drinks with a kind person is a wonderful thing. I'm actually 49. I *WILL* make you laugh. And I know YOU're out there somewhere.