I'm, hardworking, and like to stay active, and enjoy doing pretty much anything outdoors; hiking, biking, camping, surfing, kitesurfing, etc. I'd much rather be doing than watching. I've skied all of my life and it's an important part of my life, and it would be great to find someone who enjoys skiing too. As much as I love the outdoors, I'm not a hardcore adrenaline junkie. The reality of life is that I spend most of my time just being a dad. I also enjoy quieter activites closer to home. I'd like to aspire to be a renaissance man but I think I'm more of a Jack-of-all-trades master of some. Good food, good conversation, and good beer are a holy trinity. I'm usually up for pretty much anything...who I'm doing something with is more important than what I'm doing.
I'm a thoughtful and caring person, and maybe I'm a little old fashioned, but I still believe in a bit of chivalry. I like to open doors and do little things to make the woman I'm with feel special.
I'm well (over?) educated, and I value education. Not that a degree is important in and of itself, but hopefully you know the proper use of their, they're, and there. I mean, it's the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit. That being said, for all my education I absolutely suck at proofreading my own writing, so hopefully I haven't made some glaring grammatical error here that makes me look and sound like an arrogant pinhead!
I guess my ideal match is someone who I feel at ease talking with first time we meet. Someone who also likes to be active and likes the outdoors. Someone who has an interest in the world around them. Intelligence, confidence, and being down-to-earth are all incredibly sexy, and a sense of humor is a must....bonus points if it's a sarcastic one! Having common interests and tastes is great, but I can also appreciate independent interests and activities. I'm not looking to rush into anything, but ultimately I am looking for a relationship with long-term future potential.