I like to communicate, negotiate, and compromise. I’ve found that successful relationships need all of these things. I'm not afraid to share my feelings and I’m a good listener. I enjoy philosophizing about many aspects of life, but I’m not that into politics. I have many political views however. I meditate most days and I like a relatively calm and relaxed environment most of the time…although, I’m not always quiet myself; I like to sing. Of course I also like to go out and have fun too, but prefer the ambiance of great music and dinner on an outdoor patio of a great restaurant over a club at 2am. I often like to spend much of my time outdoors when it’s nice out. I enjoy hiking, biking, travel within a few hours of Raleigh on the weekends or across the globe when I have time off. I also spend some evenings at home with my dogs and something on the science channel or working on a DIY project. I love my dogs – beagle pug mixes, Jack and Lily. I enjoy the beach and the mountains… as well as the valleys, rivers, pastures, and starry night skies. I’m a Geologist, so Earth itself is something I really enjoy exploring. I still love to hop a fence, run a red light, and sit on the hillside and watch a freight train go by at 2am. I like evenings spent sitting on my back deck with a drink, and nights with friends around the fire pit.
I really like to spend my time building things as well. I enjoy making my home and backyard into a paradise to enjoy a little touch of relaxation every week .. every day. I’m affectionate, caring, and can also be goofy and playful. I do like spending time with someone I’m dating, but also enjoy time alone. I don't like much keeping up with technology, but answer my texts within moments. I prefer the buzzing of bees over the buzzing of my phone, the rustling of leaves over the rustling of papers, and the tweets of the birds over Twitter. I think society should slow down a little and stop judging naps. I’m definitely not lazy or too mellow though. I have completely renovated my home by myself… ok, the mudroom is not done yet… and I have so many more ideas of things I want to do. : ) In the meantime, I love the spaces I’ve created around my home.
I believe in equal rights for all humans and protection of all animals from suffering. I don't believe in anything supernatural, but I think being kind is very important. I stop if someone has a dead car battery, and will do everything I can to avoid running over a squirrel. I’m not one for picking or finding the best restaurants, but I’m willing to eat anywhere.
I’m looking for a woman who wants to live a similar lifestyle – someone who is open and honest. Who wants to focus on “being” not material things. This doesn't mean I don't like nice things, I do. I love my beautiful home and try to look stylish, it's just not my focus. I like a girl that likes to be herself, likes to be independent, but enjoys our time together and misses me when we’re apart. Someone who doesn't mind getting her hands dirty, smiles a lot, and looks beautiful with makeup on but doesn’t always need to wear it. Jeans and a t-shirt are awesome, too. She's comfortable with her sexuality and appreciates connection and intimacy. Although it can take some time ...if a connection is there, it can’t be denied. If it’s not, it can’t be created… and that's ok too... sometimes it's just great to hang out and have fun together.