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My self-summary

My name is Kevin, and I'm not a typical guy. I grew up excelling in both academics and athletics, but the characteristics that best define me are my love of knowledge and experiencing new things, and my caring demeanor towards others. Since I was a child I have always put others first in my book. For me personally, the greatest feeling in the world is how I feel when I know that I did something to bring pleasure to someone else. (Most especially for friends/family/significant others).

What has driven me in my life, is something that I was taught from a very young age: my Dad always told me "Always give 110% in everything you do." I might not always be sucesful, but I will always give it my all, and then some. That's how I treat life, whether it be academics, sports, relationships, etc.

I graduated college with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011, and have been working in the real world for a little over 3 years now. I have a good job that I enjoy, a nice apartment with a couple of college buddies, and more bowling balls than one person should have. ;-P

I love playing sports and being active outside enjoying Mother Nature, but I can also go for a night in playing games or cuddling up to a good movie from time to time. I'm a country boy at heart, family and friends mean a lot to me and I am fortunate to have a very close-knit family and core group of friends. I am passionate about music, and admittedly if you are a good singer and/or play an instrument, you score bonus points in my book :) I played Trumpet in school, and sang in choirs, but my favorite musical adventure was singing bass in an a cappella group in college. (I was the guy who put the subwoofers to good use ;P haha).

I am a very optimistic person whom rarely gets stressed or angry. (Unless you hurt my friends or family... That, I will not stand for!) I enjoy learning new things and will try almost anything once. I'm generally a nice guy, and I'm living proof that chivalry is not dead. I'm not a fan of drama and playing games, so if that's how you roll, I'm not the guy for you. I'm honest and open, so if there is anything you would like to know, feel free to ask away.

I think that's enough to give you a general idea of what I'm about. If you want to know details, you'll have to ask ;-)

What I am looking for...
I am looking for a girl who is not afraid to explore her inner child: someone who likes to have fun and isn't afraid to try new things. I would like to find someone who enjoys being active, and takes good care of their body. A girl with a good head on her shoulders who knows what she wants is definitely an admiral quality. ps. I'm a sucker for a pretty smile :)

I won't know exactly what my soul mate would be like until I meet her, sometimes the greatest things in life catch you by surprise when you least expect them. If you think that we might get along well I'd love to hear from you!

For anyone who wants to know:
Myers Briggs --> ENFP

The following linked article describes me and my thought processes very well... with the exception that I do not need very much alone time: I would almost always choose to hang out with friends/family/significant other, than to spend time by myself.
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated college in 2011 and now work as a mechanical engineer in the field of energy efficiency. I love bowling and currently bowl in two leagues. I really miss singing, and may attempt to form an adult a cappella group in the near future. If you would be interested in participating in such a group, send me a message :)
I’m really good at
Sports, singing really low, teaching, remembering useless information, solving problems, thinking outside the box, being there for friends/family, making people smile :), cooking, giving back massages (its a natural talent lol)
The first things people usually notice about me
Growing up I always got comments on how long my eyelashes are... As a guy I guess that's a little weird lol... but that was always the first thing any women ever said when they first met me XP Also, sometimes my eyes are blue, and other times they appear green.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
-Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss
-Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
-The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost

-Giligan's Island
-The Big Bang Theory
-The Tonight Show (Jay Leno was awesome, looking forward to Jimmy Fallon as well)
-Who's Line Is It Anyway
-Game of Thrones
-Sons of Anarchy
-Late Night (Jimmy Fallon was great, hopefully Seth Meyers will be awesome too)
-Shows that I've seen some of, enjoyed, but haven't found enough time to watch all the episodes: Lost, Dexter, Dr. Who, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, True Blood, Eureka...

...I'll watch pretty much anything...

-Zac Brown Band
-The Beach Boys
-Straight No Chaser
-Rascal Flatts
-The Statler Brothers
-Credence Clearwater Revival
-Duly Noted ;)
-I enjoy anything and everything except for "Noise" and vulgar rap
(where every third word is censored). I can tollerate those two genres in moderation, but I don't find them pleasing to the senses.

-I am probably the least picky eater that you will ever meet.
(The only food that I have ever tried and actually did not like was the red/purple olives that you find in salads in some Greek or Italian restaurants.)
-I love trying new things and experimenting with strange combinations of foods and drinks.
The six things I could never do without
Music (especially a cappella)
Sports (Bowling, baseball, volleyball, soccer...)
Garlic Powder
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I have an extremely active imagination that never stops. I am curious about anything and everything and have a thirst for knowledge.

One thing that I have yet to comprehend, is how women's minds work lol... but that's a dilemma that has confused man since the beginning of time ;P haha. But that's ok, it keeps life fun and interesting :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am much more comfortable talking to people in person than communicating via typed messages. I find that Intonation and body language are often more important to a conversation than the words themselves.

Chances are, if I find your profile to be interesting, I would be up for a casual meeting to see if there is a connection or not. However, I can respect if you prefer to talk here for a little while, and get to know one another some before you felt comfortable enough to meet in person.
You should message me if
-You like to be active
-You are open minded and enjoy trying new things
-You aren't afraid to let the little kid in you out now and then
-You would like to know anything about me
-(Bonus points if you are a good singer!)

ps. I feel absolutely awful saying this, I never thought it would matter, but I have come to realize that appearance in a partner does matter. (It would not be fair to a girl if I could not look her in the eye and honestly tell her that I think she is beautiful). I am attracted to people who are in good physical condition, you don't have to be a professional athlete, but enjoying playing a variety of sports for fun, or exploring active hobbies is something that I would like to share with a girlfriend. I also value the beauty of the mind, it is important that I find someone whom also appreciates having intellectual discussions. I apologize if you think this paragraph makes me sound like a jerk, but through my relationship experiences I have experienced what "great" feels like, and I will not settle for "good," and frankly, neither should you :)