I'm a romantic at heart and just a bit old fashioned. Yes this means you'll have to be okay with flowers just because or a mild amount of pampering. I was raised to be a gentleman and am chivalrous. I realize this behavior isn't expected but is appreciated. I think actions speak so much louder than words. I'm a thoughtful person and am most definitely looking for the same. It's the little things which make all the difference and I often go out of my way to make friends and loved ones smile.
Family is very important to me and I'm looking for someone who values family as well. I prefer a few close friends to a lot of acquaintances. I love what I do and am looking for a woman who does as well. I'm looking for someone who has passion, zest, drive, etc. The kind of person who seizes life by the horns and lives life not just for now but also for the future.
I spend a lot of time swing dancing (east coast/lindy hop), blues dancing and experimenting with other kinds of dance as well. I originally got into dancing back in graduate school when I saw a group of students dancing in the union. I thought it looked like a fun form of exercise and after trying it at the callout I was hooked. I also enjoy hiking and the occasional more adventurous activity like white water rafting as well.
I work hard but also play hard. I'm a planner but not adverse to spontaneity. Yes I realize this is somewhat of an oxymoron but sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. I try to fit as much as possible into too short of an amount of time. Especially when traveling. My most recent road trip was to the Grand Canyon, Zion, Vegas and more. I enjoyed the outdoors (especially Zion/Grand Canyon) more so than Vegas. However, it is hard to compare verdant landscapes with the glitz and glamour of Vegas nightlife. Though I'm also not much of a bar or club person.
Intellectual stimulation is very important to me. Education has always been a big part of my life and my continued pursuit of lifelong learning is important to me. I enjoy having a good conversation about pretty much anything and enjoy a good debate (as long as there is respect/thoughtfulness between the two parties). I am somewhat geeky and enjoy reading up on how random things work along with the occasional tech blog/article. I enjoy board games and often have/participate in board game nights. I enjoy going to comedy clubs, wine tasting and hitting thrift store to look for the occasional treasure. I love scenic drives and think a trip up to Tahoe to watch the stars is well worth it.
The above barely scratches the surface, but should suffice to provide a glimpse of who I am. Perhaps it will even pique your interest and we can start a dialogue. I look forward to hearing from you.