At the moment I am enjoying life with great friends and lots of amazing things to do. But at the same time I 'm looking for someone to share life with in a more permanent way. At some point in the future (though doesn't have to be right now) I want to be married, start a family - same as most other people on here. So here's a bit about what I'm looking for.
Chemistry - mutual attraction - is very important up front. We all know this, even if it does seem a bit shallow. But obviously there are deeper points of compatibility required to make a long-term relationship work: personalities that "click," similar values and priorities in life, compatible astrological signs (no... wait... scratch that last one and replace it with "shared interests").
Regarding shared interests, here are a few things I enjoy doing: running long distances. Climbing rocks. Backpacking in the mountains. Watching Netflix. Going to concerts. Deep conversations on topics of life, philosophy, science, literature, or anything else random. Kayaking. Watching one hilarious YouTube video after another. Learning something new. I think the process of discovering shared interests and/or developing new ones is one of the most exciting aspects of a relationship.
Finally, I believe that we are all created in God's image, and that we were made to love and to be loved. Our worldview - what we believe about God, the universe, and our place in it - informs our deepest convictions about how life is to be lived. So if I'm going to spend my life with someone, I need it to be with someone who also loves God and is committed to following him.
I enjoy being active and staying physically fit, preferring sports that actually take you somewhere - running, rock climbing, skiing, kayaking, backpacking, and occasionally biking. I've run two marathons so far and hope to someday qualify to run the Boston marathon. I occasionally go to the gym but would rather be outdoors. Adventures in the backcountry are awesome and I try to do at least one each year.
I like to read books; lately it's been mostly fiction. Pretty much all genres (except self-help) - novels, fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, history, science, economics, theology, etc. I love learning new things and have an innate curiosity about the world.
I love music, and find that playing guitar helps me engage my creative side after a very logic-focused day at work. I can boast no great ability but am trying to get better, and play regularly at church. I like to spend time volunteering.
I like quirky, unconventional board games and party games.
Movies: Lord of the Rings, Dark Knight, Star Trek, Mystery Men, Avatar, Interstellar
Shows: Sherlock, Big Bang Theory, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, Castle, 30 Rock, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Covert Affairs
Music: Just about anything, especially if it's live. Ann Arbor has some great music clubs. Let me know if you'd be into a trip to the Ark.
Food: Italian, Middle Eastern, Thai, Indian, meat & potatoes. I LOVE cheese and like to seek out new varieties.
It's always nice to meet new friends to do stuff with, so if you just want to meet up for a concert, a run or some rock climbing, that's cool too.