Had a great life overseas, professionally and outside of work. I also learned some interesting stuff. For example, people used to tell me not worry because "The sun will always come up tomorrow". They were wrong. Because when you live in Tromsø the sun does not come up for two months actually. I also learned that life is better when people don't have to fear poverty or being overworked, when women are treated more as equals, and when its not ok for adults to physically hurt or humiliate children. I also like living in places where I don't need a car and where I can get my hands on cloud berries.
I never thought I would move back to the states, but here I am. Given an offer I can't refuse in Silicon Valley I moved here on Dec. 1st, 2012. Feels good to be here though. Diversity, sunshine, it has a lot to offer. Loving how the fruit and vegetables taste, the American optimism and how fluid people are in speaking English.
I play flamenco-jazz guitar and go snowboarding in my spare time, and perform as a VJ at electro parties every now and then. Still have not started bodyboarding but that's on my list of activities to start now that I live in Cali. I also hit the gym and enjoy the health and looks benefits that provides me.
I had a blast in my 20's and early 30's but in the last few years I have found dating to be rather frustrating, especially since I started to cut back on boozing and dancing.
So now I spend time on OKCupid because it is more fun than bars, and presents the possibilities of finding romance, even though I am yet to meet a woman in person from here that was interesting enough to keep talking to after the first physical date.
I am not sure what the trick is. I think that many of them might be looking for a guy with a better profile picture than me, or that is more skilled at wielding ambiguous sarcasm where it becomes unclear if he is joking or perhaps a bit too serious, or maybe just not the best communicator even though you know what he really means, and you agree with it so actually that was quite a nice thing he wrote there. Or is he just confused?