You should message me if

Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they talk about sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk - real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious.

-Jack Karouac, On the Road

You can't say the real things on an online dating profile, because the real things are too much. And if you say the real things, what will you talk about in person?

Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I replaced my witty blurbs with painful honesty.

You should message me if...

You're playing for keeps, because the short term dating box, it's just checked because checking only long term dating might scare people off.

You are passionate about something in your life. Anything. If you're not just going through the motions of living.

You think your significant other should be your best friend.

You think you can handle somebody that overloads and pushes themselves to do it all, be it all, have it all to the point where they end up curled in a ball in the corner, exhausted. Or if maybe, you're the person that makes me feel like I don't need to do everything all the time.

You're looking for somebody that will make you chicken soup from scratch when you're sick.

You want to crack the brusque, boozing exterior and find the soft, sweet inside. If you want to know all of me, if you want to share all of you.

You should message me if...

You think there's nothing better in the world than waking up next to somebody and involuntarily smiling.

You don't give up as soon as things get rough. If you know that relationships don't just make themselves happen, they take work and compromise.

You have values, whatever they may be, and you try to live by them.

You should message me if...

You're still awestruck by stars and dinosaur bones.

For life is holy, and every moment is precious.