About me, may sound like a cut and paste job, but it's true. I'm laid back, love to laugh, love to be active, I have amazing friends and family, I'm at a happy place in my life, I love my job (but work a lot), I love making things (last project was a cajon, a wooden drum that works-ish), I've been bitten by the travel bug (I haven't traveled a lot but I will be, vacations must be GoPro friendly, when the timing is right I have the ability to watch a full season in one go (Arrested Development is on deck) , and l like making my friends laugh or at least smile.
Regarding what kind of partner I'm looking for; intelligence is a powerful aphrodisiac, true compassion (if everyone should/would be like you, the world would be a utopia, we can talk about that one ;) ), similar values (important for long term investment of each other's time), active (by their own choosing), good banter (eg. Jon Snow and Ygriitte, redheaded wildling), like to debate but not argumentative (I'm not always right and can learn from others), and the most important, chemistry (physical, mental and emotional).
What I'm searching for is someone to share the happy journey of life. We have a high divorce rate. This tells me that a lot of people married the wrong person, but had the strength to realize that and eventually separate. Good for them, but there are still the classic 20 to 30-year relationships. There has to be common elements to the 20 to 30-year success stories. I know people do hop in relationships for the wrong reasons and there is a lot of them. I don't have the time to waste on that. Here is my theory, first you achieve personal happiness (only you know truly know when that happens) then you find someone that had an equal understanding of happiness. If the chemistry is right, it will mutually amplify the happiness meter and in my opinion, the quality of life.
Something that I will be until the day I die is active. There are too many lifestyle benefits that I can't live without. The childhood drive to move has never left me and never will. I love, like others, love puppies and kittens... playing music, mountain biking, snowboarding, beach volleyball, soccer, tennis, table tennis (I GoPro'ed a friend and I playing some ping pong and snowboarding, check it out on Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn5BJhAkOA0 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZZjGnNT1jQ&list=UUkdO1NyMQUIfzRSiDW3y0Bw&feature=c4-overview ), portaging (includes anything in the woods), and as of recently long walks (with a good conversation). When I was in my teens I battled my mom about walking, exercise or not. It is if you're on an incline, that's my conclusion for now. I can't believe you read all that, so many of my friends have read this (for character continuity) and told me it long. So I guess, YOU WIN!! :)