As for what I'm looking for; My aunt said something to me a while ago that really stuck, she said she loves my uncle most because he's her greatest cheerleader. I'm looking for someone who makes me their cheerleader. This isn't an easy task.
And, in full disclosure, I'm not actively looking to date at the moment. I'm totally "ready" to and want that in my life, I'm just taking a hiatus and am looking to just meet some new people along the way.
Non-Work: Cooking, Eating and Drinking.
These are my two true passions. I think we undervalue the impact that both the built environment and food has on our happiness. Life is too short for bad design and uninspired food.
Note: I will not date a vegetarian, or someone who won't try food because it's unfamiliar.
Note II: PLEASE, do not write me asking if I really mean this about dating vegetarians, or pescetarians, or flexitarian (yes, this exists) or whatever you've deemed yourself. Food is culture, and I want any family that I may or may not have to share one meal, together. This is very important to me, so you asking me if I'll make an exception belittles this.
Music: In order of the Best Concerts of 2012
David Byrne and St. Vincent (Best Show of my life? Still processing that statement)
Buke and Gase
Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Peter, Bjorn and John
etc. etc. etc.
Food & Drink:
Hitchcock on Bainbridge
Loretta's Northwesterner (Tavern Burgers)
Rancho Bravo (Tamales)
Maximillien (See-Food on a summer day)
Paseo, but for their scallop sandwich
Walrus & Carpenter
etc. etc. etc.
We get it, you're an easy going person who loves music, food and travel. Really though, we will meet and you won't really love food. You'll likely be self prescribed allergic to something; not eat meat off of a bone, or with a face, cause it's "yucky", and will get grossed out when I order the sweetbreads because "we" only eat the prime cuts and stay away from all things offal.
-you aren't boring
-you will try anything more than once
-you are creative in some capacity
-you enjoy getting dressed up