Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m an adventurer, a dancer, an engineer.
There is more richness in the world than I can possibly comprehend.
Cultures, people, food and natural beauty all captivate me and the
more I see of the world, the more I want to.
I love life in the city. It’s full of excitement, things to do,
people to connect with but I also need my open space: space to be
quiet, space to run/paddle/bike, space to build stuff, burn stuff,
blow stuff up ☺. So, I continually oscillate back and forth, and
still find myself living like a nomad at times, but am also *maybe*
starting to root, a bit.
I have found polyamory fits me pretty well (ask me about it!), but
I’m not looking for friends with benefits. I’m looking for someone
run through life and share a home with, a partner to ground and
anchor me. A relationship I can be confident in regardless of who
else passes through our lives.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I’m working as a contractor in green building and renewable energy,
focusing particularly on solar. There are still many hurdles to
overcome, but it’s an exciting time to be in the energy industry!
There are all sorts of excellent technologies and ideas out there,
my passion is figuring out how to make it work in the ‘real world’.
I love what I do, even though that definition is continually
I try to balance work and the rest of life, making time for
dancing, friends, climbing and adventures too. Fortunately I often
manage to juggle/combine many of the above and when it works, win!
I’m back in Toronto now and am working on building connections
here, both professionally and personally.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Going above and beyond for fun. Whether it’s cooking an elaborate
meal, a last minute weekend canoe trip or building/designing custom
furniture. It doesn’t always work out as planned (homemade
mozzarella should be treated with caution) but when it does, it’s
spectacular and there’s a great story in any case.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I would guess: I’m skinny, grinning and slightly out of breath from
recently jumping off my bike (regardless of season). Then,
depending on the occasion you might notice what I’m wearing. I
don’t know if I have a ‘style’ per se, but often a story to go
along with it so it’s a conversation starter.
I may be a bit quiet at first, but I love adventure and meeting new
people; once I get past the initial nerves you’ll find me in the
thick of things, making connections and scheming schemes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: My favorite author is Guy Gavriel Kay, but I read all sorts
and many have left their mark including: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,
Eunoia, Song of Ice and Fire, Cryptonomicon, THHGTTG, Stranger in a
Strange Land, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy… I’ll add
more as I think of it…
Movies: I want a story that leaves me changed, or stands out
confidently different from anything else I’ve seen. Off the top of
my head: The Artist, Life is Beautiful, The Red Violin, Shawshank,
The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, Inception, Incendies, Fantastic Mister
Fox, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Little Miss Sunshine….
Music: I have an incredibly eclectic collection but indie folk and
classical get played the most. I’m captivated by creative and
interesting regardless of genre, be it Don Ross, Phillip Glass,
Mother Mother or Tool.
Food: I love to cook, and to share food. As with music I’m most
caught by creativity and character. If you’ll teach me how to cook
something new I’ll return the favor. I try to eat/cook more
vegetarian than not, but a good steak from a happy cow is a great
way to celebrate!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My cottage. This is my home place, where I will always come back
to. Off the grid on an island in Northern Ontario it is my favorite
place in the world.
2. My camera. I don’t aspire to be a professional photographer but
I do I love telling stories and capturing moments whenever I can. I
shoot Canon if compatibility is a question ☺.
3. My people. I connect deeply and relish investing in those around
me. Whether it’s sharing food and drink or discussions meandering
long into the night I cherish those around me, and there’s never
4. Music. Symphonic, Choral, Folk, Rock, World… Pick your style and
music is a language of expression. I used to play euphonium, I
still sing and attend concerts and music festivals whenever I
5. Adventure! I’m most alive when I’m winging it, aiming for an
ambitious goal with plenty of room to improvise.
6. Working with my hands. I’ve always built things, broken things,
tried to fix them, added a custom piece here or there to ‘improve’
it (or at least replace what I broke). I have a decent wood shop
and ran a small woodworking business for a while too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Relationships – caring and pushing, scheming adventures and fitting
as much into life as possible (and much more than is reasonable). I
may not be the friend to call every day after work to shoot the
breeze, but if you need me, call any time. I mean it. I often show
up unexpectedly with a plan/meal/story and love reconnecting to old
friends, and regardless of how much time has passed, we still go
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Blues and/or swing dancing, going to the TSO, concerts, rock
climbing, dinner parties, board games, driving up north for a
weekend canoe trip… who knows!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Kink, particularly rope ;)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You’re independent and have you own life but are looking for a
partnership with both high adventure and deep connection.
You’re intrigued by something above and want to ask, or just want
someone to go to the symphony with.
You have an adventure in mind and want a willing compatriot.
Give me a shout!
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