I'd really like to meet someone and leave this site. Here's what I would need to feel safe and comfortable doing so:
1. Brief stint of messaging on here to confirm basic compatibility.
2. If we're both interested, set a time to meet in a public place here in Austin-- preferrably a bit of food and drink somewhere.
3. Go and and meet to confirm chemistry.
4. Trade real contact information and begin... whatever it is we're going to be doing.
I have a rational basis for all of that and I do not want to debate about it.
I don't use Kik or Whatsapp. There are already too many beeps and boops in my life so I'd rather just use my actual phone for its intended purpose.
I do not wish to have a relationship with someone living outside of Austin, which I realize limits my options, but I just cannot bring myself to pursue another long-distance relationship. I know they do not work for me. If you can move here or travel here frequently, maybe we can talk it out, but I don't want to go months on my own.
Good luck, everyone!