I'm not terribly concerned about what others think. I'm confident & carry no illusions that there is much to learn. I can be set in my ways, & need someone who will push me a out of my comfort zone.
After many years, I've learned that you have got to share some of the same passions for a relationship to be successful, as well as have different ones to keep it exciting.....
Trust is paramount and extremely fragile, it should be safe guarded at all times. I have to trust in people, because once I loose that, there is nothing else. A person may be deceived if they trust too much, but will live in torment unless they trust enough.