I've been involved in firefighting/rescue/emergency medical services for over 20 years (being a third generation firefighter, I started very young). It's a very integral part of my life & I love doing it but I try not to let it define me. When conditions permit, I'd love to continue my education & rejoin the scientific community that I was employed in a few years ago. I am truly a nerd at heart & thoroughly enjoy being in an intellectually challenging environment.
As you could probably guess, being a firefighter/EMT, I'm pretty adventurous. I love doing new things. I love the outdoors & I'm always looking to escape my suburban confines. Unfortunately, I don't make a lot of time to do these things right now but I'm looking to change that. My adventurous nature isn't just confined to activities. I'm always looking to expand my horizons. I love listening to new/different types of music, trying new foods, etc.
I like being physically active. Exercise is pretty important to me. I love busting my ass & I'm not afraid to break a sweat. I hate these extra pounds I'm carrying around & I'm working really hard to shed them. Don't confuse me with a health nut though. I will pick tasty food over healthy food any day. That probably has a bit to do with those extra pounds I'm carrying around. I'll probably never will become a super lean guy & I'm cool with that. I'd much rather be the big muscular guy I am than be obsessed with being thin.
As for what I'm looking for here, I am predominantly looking for a relationship but I am open to developing friendships. For whatever reason, I connect much better with woman than man when it comes to developing friendships. Sometimes that has gotten a little complicated & confusing in the past but I think it's worth the trouble finding people I really connect with.
Umm, I'm kinda out of stuff to say about myself but you probably get the gist by now. Anything else you'd like to know about me, don't be afraid to ask. In case you are wondering, I do plan to put more pics of myself. Unfortunately, I'm not the most photogenic person & avoid having my picture being taken whenever possible. The vast majority of the pics I do have of me are me doing firefighting stuff (my dept has a very prolific photographer), me looking rather gruff & me making making silly faces that I'd rather not have people making their first impressions of me.