I am a Christian, but I consider myself more spiritual than religious. My faith is probably the most important thing about me, but my theology would be considered liberal in most Christian circles (I'm a universalist). I would consider myself an "emergent" Christian.
I am a proud ally to the LGBT community. I have many dear friends who identify as LGBT, and I am an active member of the Gay Christian Network.
I believe that in order to live a fulfilling life it is necessary to have meaningful relationships. The people I love mean everything to me. I consider myself a very relational person, and that is where my gifts and talents lie. I am empathetic, a good listener, and I strive to be genuine.
I want someone who treats the people around him well, whether that be his mother or the waiter. I consider self growth a top priority in my life; I want the man I end up with to feel the same way. Ultimately I want someone compassionate and genuine. I want to be with someone who loves like Jesus did.
This is a quote from one of my favorite books, I always think about it when getting to know a guy. "If you’re dating someone, what kind of man is he? Does he demonstrate that he’s the kind of man who would die for you? What is his posture toward the world? Does he serve, or is he waiting to be served? Does he believe that he’s owed something, that he’s been shortchanged, that he’s gotten the short end of the stick, that life owes him something? Or is he out to see what he can give? Does he see himself as being here to make the world a better place?"
One thing that would be important to know if you are interested in dating me is that I am a virgin, and I intend to stay that way until I have a ring on my finger. I know this isn't the norm, but I only want to be with one man if I can help it. If you aren't a virgin that of course is not a deal breaker, but I need to be with someone who will respect this.