My profile will say "single" until I am married. To me "single" has always meant "not-married" and I don't wish to update my profile anytime I might be seeing someone. If I'm seeing someone and it's "serious" you won't see my profile here anymore.
I am an Atheist pro-choice Liberal, looking for the same.
I value politeness, friendship, and warmth a great deal.
Meeting someone for the first time, for me, is usually just a cup of coffee or hot chocolate somewhere.
Often I can be quite shy around people I like. If I am attracted to you, admire you, or even just really dig your company, I have the weird tendency to get awkward and not smooth at all. That can be cured if I find out the feeling is mutual though. I strive on trying to be graceful in many ways. Thus if I'm being a total donk around you, I absolutely like you.
(High fives to everyone who just got the "donk" reference.)
Even online I can get shy. So sometimes I'll rate someone high if I like them, and then only write to those who the feeling is mutual (they've rated me highly back).
I'm not looking for THE relationship of my life. I'm looking for my next one. Whether it be sexual, emotional or a combination of the two. I hope to meet someone who I can get to know and then find out what works best between us.
Getting to know someone really well is the first step for me. For me, no matter how "compatible" we are, nothing serious starts until I look you in the eyes and can say to myself "I trust you".
What I hope you are reading for is "should I go have coffee with this guy?"
I'm looking for something romantic and physical, but I must start with meeting new friends. I just ask that you make it clear which one you are desiring.
If you want to know anything about me, I'm usually one to answer very candidly.
I would like to meet someone who enjoys spending time dancing, singing, gaming and watching movies. Someone who can both go out and stay in.
How we get along and communicate is the biggest factor in where we things can go.
I try start out neither trusting nor distrusting people. As I get to know them, trust can grow with each experience we have. Trust for me is made or broken by the difference between your actions and your words. To be honest to me, you need to be honest with yourself first.
I like finding someone to enjoy spending time with and sharing my ideas and feelings. Someone to show kindness to and have kindness in return. I usually prefer doing things with good company. I measure good company by whether or not I'd rather just be alone :-)
I'm not concerned with the typical things. It's not what you do for living that will interest me as much as how you do it. I like the integrity of those willing to tell the truth rather than make little white lies.
I'm into gender equality, but not as a "feminist". I respect women who are, but I fight for the rights of both genders, not just one.
The "Great Outdoors" is something I tend to avoid, but I can occasionally be convinced to get out when it's not too hot or humid (or if it's not too cold). I think the weather here is enough for me want to move back to San Francisco, but I came here to escape the rent. The rivers running through a city strike a great balance for me.
I prefer to meet people in person with little or no expectations, just a meet-and-greet, then see where things go. If you'd like to meet new people and understand that serious relationships only happen after knowing each other a long time, drop me line.