I grew up on a semi-rural farm, and I think that background gave me a guileless sincerity and a bit of rugged individualism. However, my parents were college teachers, which brought out in me my liberal, intellectual bent. Self-improvement is very important to me – I try regularly to assess who I am and who I would like to be. In the right big group, I can be an entertaining jokester, but my ideal conversation is with just one or a few other people, discussing things that are really authentic, with a peppering of boyish playfulness to keep things interesting. Externally, I’m still working towards developing my career, but internally, I know just who I am, and I’m proud of that person. I take great enjoyment in simple pleasures, and almost never let things that are out of my control throw me off kilter.
I'm looking for a woman who is secure with who she is and is not afraid to follow her interests, wherever they might lead. You're passionate about what you do (whether career or hobby or both), but you're not a workaholic, and you're flexible enough to have room for new things to enter your life. You're a passionate, open-minded intellectual, you LOVE fitness and physical adventure, and you're moved by many forms of art and expression. In particular, if you’re a musician yourself, or have a strong appreciation of music, you’ll probably get more out of me. You should be at least somewhat tall, secure with your body, and physically passionate like I am. You should also communicate well - I'm not compatible with a partner who feels that constant arguments generate passion. You often enjoy embracing your feminine side and looking ravishing, just as I love being suavely cleaned up or ruggedly manly, and we both delight in inhabiting these roles, despite our recognition that they're partly societally prescribed and that men and women are really looking for pretty similar things.