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.
Dating now is a lot like going shopping when you don't have any money. Even if you find the right thing, you can't do anything about it.
Shanon_mills has not specified any interests yet. Why not get in touch with them to find out what interests they have?