I don't know the first real thing about the dating game. I don't know how to talk to a specific person and connect. I just think you have to go to person by person and do the best you can with people in general.
Intelligent, sweet, down-to-earth and adventurous. Bonus points if you're a little bit quirky.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
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