Generally speaking, I consider myself the kind of guy who can find the fun in almost anything, but I gravitate especially towards good books, long movies, strong drinks, and deep conversation. Since I'm new to the Raleigh-Durham area, I'd like nothing more than to meet a few extra people who are the same way, which is where dusting off my old OKC profile comes in.
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
Romantically, I'm looking for a partner who's intellectual, laid-back, affectionate, and fun. I'm totally fine with just making new friends (in fact, I usually prefer to be friends with someone before dating them), but if I had my druthers (yes, my druthers), I certainly wouldn't mind having someone to cuddle up with for the holidays, too. Ideally, I'd like to find a partner who doesn't take life too seriously, but is still comfortable with all the "woo woo" emotional stuff that being in a serious relationship entails. Bright, bouncy people who are full of light and sunshine scare the crap out of me, though, so it doesn't hurt if you're a bit of a misanthrope, too.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
Scientists, artists, foodies, gamers, geeks, kinksters, and fellow oxytocin-addicts automatically get moved to the front of the line. I'll admit I'm also not the biggest fan of people who hew really closely to traditional gender roles: I like some traditionally masculine things like staying in shape and paying for dinner (if that's okay with you), but I typically prefer active, independent, forward-thinking, initiative-takers to demure, passive wallflower types.