I guess you could say I'm a bit of a contradiction. I'm pretty liberal politically, I'm very open minded when it comes to a "live and let live" philosophy, and I'm into certain things sexually that a lot of people would shy away from. And along with all of that, I'm a tad old-fashioned. I like mannered people (doors held open whether a male or female doing it for a male or female), I believe in monogamy, and I want to be courted and wooed.
I think society has gone in the wrong direction when it comes to social relationships. We are bombarded with sexual images and are led to believe that the norm should be at best hopping into a sexual relationship with someone almost immediately and at worst engaging in promiscuity. I have always wanted to meet someone and get to know that person first before embarking on anything physical. Time learning about who someone is and getting emotionally intimate first seems, to me, ideal. Do I want passion and intensity? I do, but I want it built on a foundation of truly knowing someone and them truly knowing me. I want someone who is going to work with me through the tough times instead of discarding what may be considered by some as "broken" and not worth saving or trying to fix.