I'm a thoughtful, passionate, true romantic at heart... the kind of guy that says what I mean, and means what I say.. and backs it up w/ his actions. When I commit, I'm in it for the long haul. I have a sardonic sense of humor, a sharp wit, and love to make people laugh. I'm a pretty good judge of character, and tend to surround myself w/ good natured, kind-souled, "good stock," and unpretentious people... and have quite a varied and diverse group of people in my life. I'm patently shy meeting people though, which is often confused by others for me being standoffish, snobby, or even aloof... which is actually far from the truth. But once the ice is broken, watch out!
I'm a firm believer that when people show you who they are, believe them, despite what they say. And as a result, I tend to be quietly observant. I also take note of what others like, remember it, and tend to be compensating. I find taking interest in other people's lives, generally makes them take interest in yours as well.
I can be extremely discerning. I'm a low drama type of guy. And I stay away from people who create it. I like a simplistic and uncomplicated life; and am not overly impressed by anyone's car, home, career, financial status, etc. I care more about what kind of people, people actually are. I'm sentimental and treasure making a lifetime of good memories. I tend to like tradition, and can be a bit old fashioned at times in my values, compared to much of today's world. Being faithful, honorable, noble, and loyal, are important qualities to me. And in gay life especially, that oftentimes seems to be rare. But the best experience I've ever had in life, was being in love. And that's one experience I'd someday like to have again.
I have a pretty good life, and a lot to offer the right person (as cliche as that may sound, lol). I'm pretty independent, but am considerate to a fault... and would love to turn "me" into "we." I'm by no means effeminate, but for lack of better wording, would make a good "wife" for somebody. I'm pretty hands-on, organized (but not anal about it) in taking care of all of the mundane things in life. I like taking care of someone, inasmuch as I like being taken care of in return. I love to cook... and love going out for a nice dinner once in a while too. It's a treat!
And because everyone seems to immediately ask, I'm versatile, and need that in someone else too. I like pleasing someone else, as well as being pleased... in all aspects of life actually. Being balanced, well-rounded, good-natured, and open-minded is important to me. I run from people who are self-involved, narcissistic, selfish, and unwilling to be mutually compensating... whether it's in bed, friendship, or a relationship. Just saying. And I tend to have a penchant for down-to-earth, easy-going, blue-collar, masculine guys, who have their life pretty much together. That's hardly set in stone though. I place more significance on overall compatibility. The rest is just semantics. What I find sexiest in someone else, is them having no clue about just how incredibly sexy they actually are.