I'm a Christian. My faith is the most important thing in my life. My world-view is shaped by the Bible. This is not to say that I'm some kind of mega-Christian, just that it matters a lot to me, this is relevant because I'm looking for a significant other.
If I were political, I would probably be conservative. I've grown apolitical as time has passed. Politics seem to me like a mental illness on a cultural scale. This is not a lighthearted or shallow dismissal. Nations rise and fall, this is given. I realized a while ago that the commandment to love my neighbor was simple and direct, and political concern only served to hinder that endeavor.
Tying romantic relationships to material things is a real turn off to me. This is not to say that I intend to neglect the material aspect of my relationships so much as it is about the abstract conflict I have with the practice. I am not a materialist or anti-materialist, I understand that some of it is inevitable. I value aesthetics but I grow cynical toward an overemphasis on them.
To claim virtue forthrightly forfeits any claim to humility. I like to have an informed perspective and to think about things as deeply and accurately as I am able to. Knowledge is important to me, it makes other aspects of life richer, it is also portable and entertaining.
I'm romantically inexperienced. Oh well. I'm eager to be in a relationship, but not dependent on that status. I don't encounter an abundance of single women in my daily life. A real problem I have with pursuing a relationship is that I think with my head and not with my libido.
I am a big guy. I don't know if that will change. i lost some weight a few years back doing a low carb diet, my social context changed and so did my eating habits and I have gained it back. If getting "in shape" were easy, I would be there already, If that area of my life gets sorted out then I will be. I enjoy exercise, I have been going to the gym, I can do up to an hour of cardio, I can ride my bike all over town. I've got some muscle under my fat. I suppose there may be women out there who are fine with having a big warm "teddy bear" to cuddle with. I don't think I am made to be a hardbody, if you go for the soft and strong type, I'm your man.
I can travel if it becomes appropriate, it seems ridiculous to me to regard geography as a deal-breaker.
I've taken up pipe smoking. I don't kno wif I will be doing it for life. The trumpet player in the band I'm in and I bought some pipes at a tobacco shop in Lynchburg, VA while we were on tour, just for fun. I'm not sure that I view it as essential enough to call myself a smoker at this point. I despise cigarettes and I don't care to say that I smoke in the questions on here because cigarettes are the form of smoking that is usually referred to.
If you like me, just be direct about it. I give you permission to be as direct as you need to be, women seem to avoid asking men out, perhaps for the sake of how they may be perceived. I find it attractive to be found attractive. If I seem alright to you, message me. We'll get to the romance if that's where were headed, but clarity serves us well now.
I use marijuana. Usually in the evenings. I use it legally, its prescribed for some knee pain I have, but I find it very beneficial for certain issues that I face. The major issue that it helps with is that I can actually get a break from dreams. As a narcoleptic I have screwed up sleep. I used to dream constantly at night, it was like another life. People tend to view dreams as positive, but I'm not sure if I've ever had a good one. Marijuana gives me a break from all that and have restful sleep that actually seems like I slept instead of temporarily slipping away into a strange dream land. Beyond that, it allows me to crack a smile and access the joy that I have inside. Given the taboo status of MJ, I try to be the most responsible user that I can be.