A conversation is worth 10 times a profile. And there's no substitute for spending time together. Nevertheless...
** My love languages, in order (from the Book, The Five Love Languages) are:
Words of affirmation
Acts of service
I think it's important that these are pretty closely aligned between partners.
** I see myself as
honest - Honesty helps ensure a good outcome when navigating through difficult situations.
open, outgoing - I enjoy getting to know people, whether it's striking up a conversation in a public place, or walking into a mosque and introducing myself. I also find public speaking to be very rewarding.
secure in a lot of ways
both of these statements are true. 1. I'm not sure what I want. 2. I want a long term relationship, but it has to be really right. I'll communicate openly and honestly along the way.
understanding. For me, understanding is easy. Patience is really the key. We all have things we're more and less patient about. I'm not big on victim thinking, nor low communication. I'm especially patient with occasional irritability. When having a disagreement I try to stand outside of it and understand. I do like to discuss differences and appreciate someone who's secure enough to do the same.
likes cuddling. Some people are wired for touch and some people aren't. I am.
watches maybe 2 spectator sports games per year, and then only socially. An occasional live amateur game can be fun.
tends to make people feel comfortable. Women would say they feel comfortable with me right away. (References available upon request.)
likes occasional road trips to a getaway. Doesn't need to travel much abroad. Been there. One trip to Europe would be nice.
enjoys the simpler things in life.
excellent health. I'm a simple, healthy eater and would support that in a partner.
very light social drinker. Enjoys an occasional (once every few weeks-ish) microbrew. Will drink a little wine with a close friend. Other than that, usually prefers a non-alcoholic beverage.
financially stable. Would like the same in a partner.
not interested in politics.
achiever/adventurer. Formerly, in rough chronological order: running; backpacking; tour cycling; reading (some of) the classics including the entire Bible and Quran; study of Christian theology; free diving for abalone; pistol target and action shooting; gentleman ranching; Chinese style cooking; sail boat racing crew; study of psychology, counseling, and business leadership; sea kayaking, rough water paddling, kayak surfing, roll instruction; chess. Avid walker/hiker. Interested in social and intellectual activities. Latest activity is dancing; social ballroom, swing, blues.
profession - software operations engineer for 4 yrs. Before that, chemical engineer, project manager, and people manager in semiconductor and IC development for 24 yrs.
** Cautionary notes. You may not notice these right away, so it's good that I mention them.
I snore like crazy.
I'm kidding. I don't snore. (references available upon request)
I have pattern baldness in the back.
I'm an optimizer which means in areas that are important to me I can have high standards or be picky.
I like dogs, but I would never own one now. Time is a limiter as it is. If you own a dog or other high maintenance animals, we're probably not ideally compatible.
That's enough for now. Winks.