While I’m absurdly over-educated, I’m also rather badass. Brains are incredibly sexy, and it would be great if you agree. I wear black leather boots and have six tattoos. I can recite the entire play “Macbeth” from memory and I kick butt in Bioshock and Dragon Age. I’ve come in first in several poker tournaments. I read Jane Austen and I think Shakespeare’s dirty jokes are hilarious. My students think I’m either the coolest prof ever or the biggest dork they’ve ever met—or maybe both. Either way, I’m good. I think Eddie Izzard is the most hilarious man on the planet, though Daffy Duck is always guaranteed to get a laugh from me. I love, love, LOVE to laugh. Laughter is mandatory. I love beauty; I love poignant moments. I love an unexpected brush of fingers against my cheek. I love comfortable silences and loud, rousing debates. And while I believe that there is much to say for enjoying the simple pleasures, life is extraordinary—and I’m looking for someone extraordinary to share it with.
So. Who is that guy? I don’t know yet...I would never say I have a "type", because that mindset is terribly limiting. I will say, however, that I tend to connect well with men who are happy and independent, smart and clever, funny and sardonic with a rapier wit. I like men who make me laugh, who are kind, yet have a wicked streak that lends itself to witty banter. I enjoy the company of men who are smart...such men are sexy as hell. I'm impressed by a guy who says, “Absolutely!” if I suggest a weekend in Puerto Rico--and then follows through with it. I like a man who challenges me to challenge myself. But perhaps the thing that I appreciate most is when a man accepts me just as I am.
So what am I? Here are a few clues that might help. I'm completely non-religious, but I understand people's need for faith. However, I have absolutely no need for religion in my own life. I tend towards the logical and rational, but seek a good balance with sentiment and emotion. I'm somewhat left of liberal, and I tend to butt heads with people who subscribe to ultra-conservative values and ideals. I don't ever want to live without pets, and I am not resistant to change. I smile often and have an infectious laugh. I think most people really enjoy being around me.
Look...I'm not searching for the perfect man. I'm just looking for a man whose flaws are compatible with my own. I'm not looking for someone to lean on; I don't need to be "rescued" or "saved". I'm not seeking Prince Charming or a knight in shining armor. I'm looking for a partner, and I haven't given up on finding him yet. Think you might fit the bill...? Drop me a line and let’s talk.
Movies: Car chases and explosions are fun! Also fond of Harry Potter, LOTRs, Disney cartoons, How to Train Your Dragon.
Shows: Sherlock, Eureka, CSI-NY, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Castle, Bones.
Music: Pretty much anything but country!
Food: I'm an adventurous eater--I'm happy to try just about anything.
4. Iced coffee