-documentaries/educational-TV(Science, Biology, the universe, Anthropology, Theology, the world, etc)
-physical logic puzzles (wire, wood, cast-iron, etc)
-watching MMA/UFC(mixed martial arts)
-TV(Colbert Report, Daily Show, Game of Thrones, Lost, Dexter, Deadwood, Mad Men, Robot Chicken, South Park, The Shield, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, House of Cards)
-science fiction type stuff
-cooking & BBQ
-reddit.com for daily laughs, knowledge, or a different perspective.
I am a kind, quiet(ish), level-headed, technology-loving geek. I have a stressful job and a good work-ethic at work, so I like to completely relax at home and take home-life easy. I live life trying to be a humble, respectful person and am self-reflective. Even though I am quiet and laid-back, I am very friendly, competitive among friends, and can occasionally be very talkative.
I live a happy, content, peaceful, and stable life. I want to share and explore life with a kind soul who values this type of life. While I don't *need* someone else in my life to make me happy or keep me entertained (because I am already happy), I do want to share life with a best-friend, and explore new events, experiences, travels, and hobbies together. :)
I am looking for a long-term relationship with a best-friend, though if I just meet good friends during that process, that is also good. I believe a great long-term relationship starts as a solid friendship, with common interests. If only a solid friendship is born, great! If something deeper develops, even better! I have no kids, no Ex, no drama. I have no felonies/misdemeanors, I am monogamous/faithful, I have a car and a good job.
"A relationship with another person is this long slow process of carving grooves into each other. Figuring out what the price of admission is. Figuring out what ground you need to cede, and what ground you need to stand. And really kinda of molding yourselves to each other. And that process is complicated, and exciting, and terrifying at times, and exhilarating at times."
I am financially independent, relying on no one else. I try to be financially responsible, make good life-decisions, remain debt-free, and plan for the future. I tend not to buy a lot of miscellaneous items, and instead try to buy only stuff that is needed. I favor function over style, and do not get caught up in the buy, buy, buy game.
I was raised Christian, but am no longer religious. I do respect other people's beliefs/religions, as long as those beliefs are not forced onto others. I am a kind and moral person, just without religion. I think most everyone in this world wants the same basic peace and respect towards each other, and a good life for themselves and everyone around them, even if people take different paths to get there. I try to live life guided by The Golden Rule:
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
The Golden Rule applies to all aspects of life.
I am drug-free and rarely drink, and am looking for a partner that is drug-free and in control of any drinking.
I admire someone that:
...is humble, but not a victim.
...is in control of their life.
...takes pride in their job, whatever it is.
...solves problems instead of complains about problems.
...appreciates what they have.
...is an inherently good soul, but thick-skinned enough to not be easily offended by the varieties of life (language, rougher movies, etc).
...has a hunger to learn more about some sort of aspect of the world around us.
A chunk of geekiness/nerdiness/dorkiness is a plus! (but not a requirement)
Bonus points if you work in the fields of science, research, biology, engineering, computers, networking, programming, technology, teaching, nursing/medical, cook for fun, or are a knowledge-bookworm. But please don't feel discouraged if none of the above applies to you.
Ideally I am looking for someone that also enjoys a quiet home life, though is willing to explore and enjoy all that life offers outside a good home. Or if you don't enjoy a quiet life yourself, but have no problems with your partner (me) enjoying a generally quiet-ish life, and we meet somewhere in the middle to share life, that works as well.
I am looking for a relationship where we share life together, teaching each other what we know, exploring each others hobbies, not stepping on each others enjoyment of something we both don't enjoy, and being respectful and cautious of all things financial (basic fiscal responsibility). I look forward to us working as a team and coming up with great ways to experience life together. :)
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
OkCupid's Personality traits assigned to me(Tab at the top) are pretty accurate.