Well, this is certainly a good forum to come to if you're looking for solid individuals!
I agree...Don't go into a date being something you're not. So much of that happens on-line. Life is complicated, but pretending or lieing just isn't the way to go. Either you'll get exhausted and crushed or you'll end up taking someone who is genuinely looking for someone to share their life with in a direction that usually ends up hurting in the end.
I look at dating like good food. Quality ingredients deliver the best dining experiences