I've met a wonderful lady who I am happily engaged to and I am no longer in the market for romance. I am, however, absolutely still open to meeting cool new friends (male or female) and good conversation.
I am a quiet, laid-back, slightly introverted kind of fellow. I try to remain grounded and keep focus on the truly important things in life. I prefer the understated to the extravagant and appreciate the elegance of simplicity.
I am not religious, but place great value on personal honor and integrity. Being a good person is very important to me. It truly bothers me when I occasionally fail at that.
I'm a fairly intellectual and progressive person, however, I hate how snooty that it makes me sound when I say that. I respect the capability for independent thought in people. I have little tolerance for poor spelling and grammar and none for intolerance and ignorance, especially the willful variety. I believe that the willingness (and love of) learning new things and bettering one's self is one of the most important things in life.
I enjoy going to festivals, seeing shows, hanging out at a quiet pub with good people, eating out and trying something new and exciting, playing volleyball and lots of other things. I am a big advocate of buying local and supporting local businesses. I enjoy going to get tea and coffee; I've recently made it a habit of reading for pleasure again and I thoroughly enjoy camping out in a cafe with a book and beverage. I'm also a big fan of local theater/musicals.
I love stories, regardless of the format they're in; books, movies, television, video games, graphic novels... I live for a good story. I'm a little bit of a geek, as my MBTI personality type is INTJ. I am much wittier than I am good-looking, so I definitely thrive in quiet environments where I can make conversation, tell stories and generally attempt to be charming and funny.
Friendship is one of the most precious things to me in life. I am logical, rational and I have a deep appreciation for the slightly quirky and eclectic.