I am not one of those people.
(I have a change of clothes in my car for life's embellishments.)
All-American Boy with a Twist: I swam NCAA in college, studied abroad and lived 8 years in a Buddhist Monastery.
I like clean-cut, professional, athletic men with open minds and strong values.
I love the California weather, but I'm an East Coast guy at heart: I like guys who are responsible and on-time, fires in the fireplace, game nights and thunderstorms.
Things I look for : Fun(ny), masculine, responsible, athletic, interesting, fit, normal, well-adjusted, non smoking ... OK, handsome and settled would be great too.
I keep myself busy. And like it that way. If you have a sweet tooth, you've probably hit the jackpot.
Taking time to explore the city, and the local beaches, restaurants (mom and pop), scenic roads.
yeah, yeah, yeah, you can say you're too cool for that, I've heard it before, but I've also heard those same guys a week later say Scooter Ride? with a shy goofy grin because they know how much fun it really is.
Calvin and Hobbes... Mr. Watterson totally got what it was like to be 5.
Movies - Amelie, Princess Bride, UP, anything by Pixar. I prefer being entertained to being shocked or grossed out.
TV - Dead Like Me, Six Feet Under, Pushing Daisies, SYTYCD, True Blood, Castle, Bones, The Closer. Star Wars Rebels. That said, I'm usually not home to watch TV.
Music - I would go to hear Annie Lennox sing the phonebook. Love Adele, Eva Cassidy... I tend to go for voices with some thought in their lyric over a dance beat - that being said I can fall for catchy bubblegum and be completely unapologetic.
I don't own a single Madonna album and I'm really fine with it. Old-school big band playing in another room? awesome.
Food - I'm a recovering vegetarian - so it should have moo'd recently. and dessert, don't forget dessert, probably something chocolate .
My friends to keep me sane
A sense of humor
People who know how to drive - and less of the people who don't
An amazing burger
ok, that was eight. But the burger was important.