I always believed you fall in love with someone's essence, rather than what job they have or the superficial similarities you may happen to share. Sometimes the emotional politics that come with today's dating schemes are far too unnecessary and exhausting than I feel they are worth.
I was catching up with a dear, dear friend - a person who is on one of my figurative lists of "utterly favorite people." I could read what he writes for days and love to hear him talk and hear absolutely anything he is thinking about. He's also a truly kind person. My friend expressed "the way to date" simply in the best terms: