I'm currently in a long-term open relationship with the wonderful BardicKitten. She and I are open and honest with each other, and we care very deeply about one another.
In addition, I occasionally see another girl named Cyn. This relationship is not a sexual one, and fits more in the "it's complicated" realm of relationships. It's kinda' like "Friends With Benefits" without the benefits. Yeah, I know it's confusing. If you ask me for details I may be able to explain it a bit better.
If you're not scared off yet, what I'm looking for in a relationship is... something organic. I tend to start things off casual and easygoing and see where it evolves from there. I find it's not a good idea to try to lump relationships into categories, especially early on - you're still trying to figure out how well you work with each other.
Physical stuff definitely interests me, but I'm certainly open to a relationship evolving beyond that, if that's how things go. I'm not looking for a one-night stand, but I don't really have a "plan" for how any of this is supposed to go - I just try to find what works.
Also, it bears mention, that I am a part of the local BDSM community as a Dom. If kinky stuff isn't really your thing, that's fine, though I would still hope you'd be interested in making sparks fly in the bedroom.
As for me? Well, I'm an office worker by day, and to relax I like movies and videogames (but don't play them obsessively), and love to share good ones with someone I think will appreciate them.
I tend to be more of an "indoor" person, although I'm not opposed to the occasional outdoor adventure - I'm not a shut-in, just a homebody. ;-) I've actually planned quite a few really fantastic outdoor excursions, actually. In the last year alone, I've planned an outing to view the Perseid meteor shower (a yearly favorite of mine, although this last year it had to compete with the Supermoon), as well as a trip to Yosemite.
However, I'm even more proud of some of the parties I've planned with BardicKitten. Just off the top of my head, we had an Iron Man party with Martinis and schwarma, a Tron black light party, a fancy French seven-course meal for a group of close friends, and a Lord of the Rings marathon with three full meals throughout the day. Suffice it to say, the parties we've thrown have been some of the best parties I've ever been to.
As for politics, I'm politically liberal, and try to follow politics in general. I'm not thrilled with everything Obama has done during his term, but I think overall he's been a pretty good president, especially given the sort of opposition he's been facing.
I believe that progressive taxation, social programs and services, and a living wage are all important factors to give the lower class a shot at upward mobility. I believe that marijuana should be legalized but I've never smoked it and don't have an interest in doing so. I believe that the state shouldn't be involved in marriages, but as long as it's going to be, it should recognize gay marriage. And I believe that, while not *all* government regulation is good, regulation is absolutely necessary to protect average citizens from self-interested actions of wealthy corporations.
I believe that American military intervention in other countries should always be done with restraint and judgment (and it was clearly *neither* during the Bush administration), but that it *is* sometimes necessary.
I believe that abortion is a gray issue whose core question, "when does a person become a person?" is philosophical and personal and as such cannot be truly answered, but since restricting it unfairly limits a woman's capacity to choose what to do with her own body, I'm ultimately pro-choice.
And I believe in gender and racial equality, which we are still a long way from reaching in this country. However, that said, I take issue with self-proclaimed "feminists" who refuse to recognize issues that negatively affect men as well as those that affect women - equality does, after all, mean that *everyone* is treated equally. Likewise, I strongly oppose self-proclaimed "feminists" who cry foul at any sexualization of women as if sex were some sort of evil thing.
Religiously, I'm an agnostic, which I firmly feel is different than being atheist, and not just "indecisive" as a lot of people seem to think. I believe that, whatever forces are at work in the universe, that there may be some unknown and unknowable force behind it all, but as it is unknown and unknowable, it's pretty pointless to speculate on its existence. I don't think less of others who are religious (or agnostic, for that matter), and believe or disbelieve things they can't know for certain, but I do get perturbed when others try to push their beliefs onto me, or write them into our laws.