Where to start?...How about some typical "on paper" information: I just moved to D.C. for internship with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. I love it so far! I recently graduated with my masters from DU in International Human Rights. I did undergrad at Naropa University in Psychology and Religion. I'm from L.A. originally but I lived in Boulder for about 8/9 years. I'm not a huge fan of L.A. or southern California in general so I consider myself from CO. It was my first "home" as an adult.
I've always wanted the lifestyle that allows me to live in many different places throughout my life and the east coast is on my list so I'm very excited to be out here and I really love the vibe so far.
I am a rockclimber and will be a rockclimber for the rest of my life. It is my passion and gives my life so much meaning and purpose, and reason for travel to the most beautiful places imaginable. I almost exclusively boulder rather than sport climb but I've been getting into sport more recently. I climb whenever I can, most weekends, most evenings. It takes up a lot of my time. This can be hard for a non-climber to understand and tolerate but I haven't dated a non-climber in a long time so we'll see how that will go. After working 9-5 I go to the gym, climb and train then come home, eat and pass out. If the weather is good on the weekends...I'm always out climbing/camping and having a blast. So just in terms of time management and efficiency, dating a non-climber is much more difficult. Besides...it's fun to share the same passion for something with your lover.
I should say that I am very liberally minded, especially socially. For example, if you are not for gay rights and marriage, that's a deal breaker. I think marijuana should be legal and i'm pro-choice.
If you are Christian, monotheistic or strongly religious in any way, I probably will not be interested in anything serious with few exceptions, those being given to more Buddhist minded folk. My thoughts about religion are educated and well thought out but i'm not a Nazi and I invite conversation.
I practice yoga and sitting meditation. I'm not hardcore about it, but I value them highly in my life. I am very connected with my emotions and can communicate them very skillfully. I get cold easily. I love cooking delicious food including baking! I'm all about scoping out new restaurants and finding the best cappuccinos availabe. I have three big-ish tattoos and I think tattoos on women are really sexy. I'm always planning my next tattoo but I make myself wait with a design for atleast 2 years before I get one. Otherwise I would have a shit ton of really stupid tattoos :) Sitting on a beach somewhere sounds like the worst vacation I could imagine. I can sit on my ass anywhere. I like adventure, climbing...exploring...little cafes...mountain towns. I'm very affectionate and nurturing.
So what am i looking for? This is almost more difficult than writing about myself. Chemistry and attraction is something that is so hard to describe. I'm looking for a partner, a companion and a best friend. I want someone to cook with and laugh with and share everything with. Sharing just makes everything better! I would hope that we both see relationships as a means for personal growth. We will inevitably end up showing each other our vulnerabilities, secrets, insecurities and faults. As a result, relationships should be a way to develop compassion, patience, love and empathy for ourselves, our partners and humanity as a whole. It should be a tool to better ourselves. So naturally my partner needs to be introspective and insightful. Nothing short of being a total badass!!
I'm a smaller fellow and being fit and in shape is very important to me and is my lifestyle. I would need a partner that could say likewise. I tend not to be attracted to primped up and preened women. I usually go for the more athletic, indy, outdoorsy types that clean up quite well as opposed to the type that wears pounds of makeup on a daily basis. But on the flipside, I don't go for hippies...so somewhere in the middle of the road is my preference.
I don't have a lot of money. I don't give a shit about cars or sports. I don't drink that much and bars have never been my scene. I'm not an alpha male by any means and detest traditional gender roles. So if you're looking for that "man's man" kinda guy...move on.
I'm a completely open book