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NWJared

43 M Seattle, WA

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Management
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English, Japanese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I've spent much of my life trying to figure out what makes me happy and then going after it. The Northwest is where I've felt the biggest connection so I've stuck with Oregon and Washington for the last dozen or so years. (Japan and New Zealand vie for a pretty close second.)

What makes me happy right now is a good conversation over dinner, learning something new, a good powder day with friends, a mountain bike ride after work, or just hanging out with people I've not seen in a while.

I've also managed quite a bit of travel lately throughout the US and Asia and am happier for it. Walking the streets of Taipei is hard to describe and pictures cannot convey the smells and sounds of a city different from any other I've visited. It is a contrast to taking a run to the Tokyo fish market on a bright Wednesday morning in October or a hike through the back streets of Guangzhou the next day. I even found a surprising allure to newly discovered (for me) parts of North Carolina in December and the beaches of Pismo and Cambria in November. These experiences make me appreciate coming home to the Northwest, but they also enlarge my view of the world and how people live and laugh.
What I’m doing with my life
My main focus right now is staying a bit balanced. At different times in the past I've been too career focused, fitness focused, or on a journey of self discovery. This is working out pretty well as I am the happiest I've ever been.

This is not to say that I'm not still working hard or that I've become a couch potato. Just the opposite really as I've taken my career to a new level and am fitting in quite a bit of outdoor activity including mountain biking, running, skiing (downhill and cross-country), snowshoeing, and hiking. I look forward to a little more surfing, swimming, and maybe getting back into sailing and climbing again this summer.

One big experiment I am trying is to split my time a bit between Seattle and central Oregon (Bend). This is a bit tricky but has been worthwhile. Bend gives me the sun and good weather (snow included) to enjoy the outdoors, summer concerts, and small town feel. Seattle gives me the water, great food, symphony, very green plants and trees, and a bit more diversity.
I’m really good at
Listening and remembering. (I probably won't forget your birthday.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The things I read, listen to, watch, and eat are pretty diverse. The iPod is most often on random, the TV is mostly off, and the food ranges from a bakery expedition to Taiwanese noodles, sushi, Mexican, Thai, or an occasional ostrich. I've not said no to trying anything put in front of me (to the surprise and entertainment of some of my Chinese customers). Here is a quick list of favorites so as not to dodge the question -- Anything by Faulkner or Hemingway, U2, Mozart, Cecilia Bartoli, Coldplay, Handel, Sushi, Italian, Indian, Mexican (especially Moles), Nihonshu, Red Wines, Dark Beer, Espresso, and Dark Chocolate.
The six things I could never do without
Friends
Water, Mountains, and Sunshine
Travel to different places and the interaction with different cultures and people that this brings
Changes in the weather
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My ever growing list of places to go, things to try, and people I haven't seen in a while.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately, I've found myself outside doing a quick mountain bike ride or a run after work. Later I'm usually with friends enjoying wine or beer and some dinner. If I've been traveling, sometimes I'm just happy to be away from work and putting my legs up with a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My guilty pleasure is driving cars really fast around a race track. It clears my head and helps me drive slower on public roads.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–43
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You are looking to get to know somebody without a lot of games and with quite a bit of honesty. I'm looking for a connection on some level.