Bicycling and running with my dog, a Siberian Husky named Torin, is my favorite way to relax or wind down after work.
I also like to dance. I was on a college level competition ballroom dance competition and continue to enjoy social dancing.
I know some French (enough to communicate directions and basic needs) and I'm currently working on German.
I like to sing. I was classically trained and enjoy continuing to exercise the skill.
Nearly all the activities I love involve keeping active physically, mentally, or both.
I have discriminating tastes in food, drink, cars, houses, etc. My personality causes me to become extremely passionate about the things that I do like. When I love something or someone I do so fully and with fervor.
I enjoy quality over quantity in all aspects of life. This extends to any relationship. I am confident yet self aware. I am a leader but able to admit faults and can defer to someone with a better skill set for the situation. I am not looking for a foot stool or wall flower. I want a companion who can challenge me, someone who I can see as an equal. I am intelligent and value that attribute in those I associate with.
Qualities I like in no particular order:
-Direction and purpose in life
-Confidence in herself
-Curious and open-minded
-Has passions she wants to share
-Wants to share my passions
-Wants to develop new passions together
-Maturity (should go hand-in-hand with the other qualities)
While I am looking for a long term to marriage relationship I would like to become friends first. If the right woman comes along this could be up for review.