Before I waste your time, be warned that if you are Straight, Gay, or looking for an Exclusive Monogamous relationship, you may be fighting an uphill battle in pursuing me. See my "You should message me if" section for more.
Also, I'm a bit overwhelmed with stuff right now (mostly good), so my availability is pretty severely limited.
I learn something old every day. What I mean by this is that I didn't pay as much attention in grade school as I now wish I had. Working as a math teacher and developing curriculum and lesson plans, I'm constantly re-discovering all the sorts of interconnections and shortcuts I'm sure my teachers were trying to get across the first time around. Of course, the background that leads me to each of my discoveries is often more 'advanced' than the class it's taught in, so my amazement is not always shared by my students.
I love to sit in front of the piano and bang on it until something sounds good, then play off that theme for a while. Sometimes I sing along, but I'm not nearly as good at vocal improvisation. I do like to beatbox when I can though.
Psychology and spirituality are very interesting subjects to me. I spend a lot of time thinking about thinking.
I used to love playing videogames, but I think I might be growing out of it. I'll still look forward to the next Zelda, Diablo, or Borderlands game, but more out of nostalgia (a quaint word for brand loyalty) than an urge to play more.
I much more nowadays enjoy a good social game. No, I'm not talking about the kind where you beg facebook friends to collect taxes for you in your personal empire, nor the sort where you run around hitting each other with foam swords. Here I mean good old fashioned sit down around a table and learn something about the way your friends think games, like Apples to Apples or Settlers of Catan.
The Dating Persona Test
When I first joined OKC back while it was still SparkMatch, I was The Boy Next Door (RGLD). Over time as I gained experience in relationships, I graduated to RGLM, The Loverboy. For a period during and after a particularly soul-shattering breakup, I alternated between The Vapor Trail and The False Messiah (RBLM and DBLM) for a while until eventually I settled back as The Loverboy.
I've felt polyamorous since forever, but all my serious relationships have been monogamous, and I've learned a lot while reconciling that conflict. With recent experience, I finally consider myself deserving of my new persona, DGLM, The Gentleman.
I am thoughtful, playful, and hopeful.