I guess this is the part where I tell you about me. Are you sitting down? Sit down, kick back, relax. I’ve got a lot to tell you.
I was born and raised in Salt Lake... Sandy to be exact. I grew up in a typical Mormon home with two younger sisters. I graduated from Alta High School, and made an ill-advised decision to go to BYU. Now, I’m sure BYU is a wonderful school for some people. It’s just that I’m not in that group of people who loved BYU. My time there was short-lived - one semester.
I served an LDS mission in Okinawa, Japan. That was a lot of fun. I spent a good deal of time worried that my mission wasn’t making me any less gay. But other than that occasional concern, my time in Japan was awesome.
Upon returning to Salt Lake, I knew BYU was not going to be a good choice, so I went to the University of Utah. I had no idea what I wanted to be in life. I studied biology, art, and business. After three years, I got a job offer to move to Washington DC to manage an airline’s operations at Reagan National airport. I took the job and decided that was a good time to come out - just not to my family yet. That job moved me from DC to San Francisco to Houston to New Orleans to Boise and finally to Denver (where I finally finished my degree, ha!) over the course of about 10 years. It was a lot of moving, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.
I’ve been single for a couple of years now. A little over a year ago, I decided to move back “home” to Salt Lake. I traded in my airport job for a nice little work-at-home job that gives me time to study web design. I guess this career shift could be considered my mid-life crisis. But web design is something I’ve wanted to do for years, so I’m happy to finally be moving forward with that goal. Since moving back, I’ve lived with my 81 year old Grandmother. She is a crazy old broad, and she makes me laugh hard every single day. So it’s me, my Grandma and my beagle. I’m looking to eventually make it me, my boyfriend and my beagle (sorry Grandma). And that’s why I’m here.
I’m looking for a guy who has a good head on his shoulders, is happy with his life but still has goals to work toward, someone who realizes that we all have faults - even himself - and can smile about them. I’m looking for someone who doesn’t take himself too seriously, and who is ready to settle down. I’m looking for someone to grow old with. Definitely LTR oriented. But let’s revisit the top of this paragraph, shall we? When I say “a guy who has a good head on his shoulders,” I don’t mean someone who is ready to move in together after 3 dates. Good things generally take time. Ideally, I’m looking for someone between 35-35 (within 5 years of my age), but that is not a hard and fast rule. I tend to go for dark and handsome (past relationships have been with Latin guys), but again, not a hard and fast rule by any means.
Enough about me! Tell me about you... what do you think of me? ;-) Just kidding.
Hey - thanks for taking the time to read my story. Drop me a line if you’d like. :)