Looking to make some new friends; daydreaming about finding a special guy who's right for me. Either way, I hope to meet genuine people who have a strong sense of adventure, appreciate intelligent conversation, and perhaps share an interest or two. I enjoy the company of folk who are truly considerate and who are passionate in their own pursuits. In a partner, I ultimately hope to find a friend who'll take my hand, start running, and never look back.
So I guess that explains a little of what I'm looking for. As for a "self-summary", well...
I'm an introvert by nature and am always ruminating over something (perhaps a better term would be introspective). I am by turns shy and socially outgoing. If you happen to catch me on a shy day, simply express genuine interest and I'll open up quickly.
One way I stay active socially is through my sense of adventure and a desire to share it with others. I plan a weekly outing with friends to try new and unique things (anything from a simple neighborhood walking tour to Real Escapes [they locked us in a room filled with puzzles and a zombie and gave us an hour to escape]). While I fully appreciate the quite night in (especially when shared with a friend or a partner) I also find that I never regret going out when I can build up enough momentum to overcome the energy barrier.
I am very driven and always pushing myself to engage life actively whether its my career, my friends, or my extracurriculars. I'm intelligent in my own way (great with concepts, horrible with concretes) and am strongly attracted to intelligence in others. I'm a chromatic nerd (in descending order: science, board games, sci-fi/fantasy, RPGs, comic books). I'm a perpetual dreamer (both aspirational and fantastic) and simultaneous realist. Family is very important to me and ultimately I do hope to share one with a life-long partner.
Finally, I have an Erdos number of 6 and (with a very hefty amount of liberty taken) a Bacon number of 4 (by way of Charo).