I'm also pretty cool though, or at least that's what I've forced myself and others to believe. As a general rule, I have no trouble just going somewhere on my own. I'll either come out with some new friends, good memories, or a resolution to never go there again.
For now I'm fine with just taking things in and getting to know people, but I think I've finally figured out what I'm looking for in a girl, and while I'll still date around a bit I've got half an eye on the long-term.
Basic facts: Former Military, plan to retire into academia, and I like a good strong single malt scotch to diffuse the anomie of Western Civilization. I'm also a bit old world, so if I get your chair for you don't be alarmed - I revert to that when I'm nervous, which I probably will be even if I don't show it. Pretty faces can be a bit inconsiderate about flustering me. I don't blame them. It's what they do.