I am not currently in a relationship, poly or otherwise, but I am dating non-exclusively.
I have many varied interests and greatly enjoy learning new things, often simply for the sake of learning. I like taking classes, attending meetups, or reading about new areas of interest. I enjoy many artistic and creative endeavors: Sculpture, Figure Drawing, Ecstatic Dance, going to the theatre or theater, concerts and live music of any kind, art museums and art shows, and lots of other stuff that helps keep Austin weird. I like card games, board games and bedroom games, but not head games. I'm a big music fan, especially the Beatles, and I enjoy collecting their records and memorabilia. I'm also somewhat of a 60's throwback in my approach to life and value set. Something along the lines of "peace, love and understanding," but I only do two of the "sex, drugs and rock-n-roll" bit. I don't live in the past, nor in the future. Instead I try very hard to remain as much in the moment as possible.
I strive to maintain balance in most things: work/play, seriousness/fun, activity/contemplation, knowledge/experience, left brain/right brain, masculine/feminine, yin/yang, etc. I'm not very political at all, but my ideals and values are clearly more on the liberal side and I do get involved with social causes that I resonate with from time to time. Humor, though, is a must! I especially enjoy word play and double entendres. Sarcasm is not my strong suit, however, and I’m not typically fond of it in others.
Sex is very important to me, but I'm not looking for one night stands. Rather, I'm more interested in deep, passionate, connected intimacy that I believe stems from being genuine and real with each other through complete, open and honest communication. It's a connection that can develop over time or be there from the start. It's not just sexual chemistry, though that's an important part, it's the whole connection: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. Charles and Caroline Muir label it "conscious loving" in their book "Tantra, the Art of Conscious Loving." I'm generally a gentle and passionate lover and prefer long love making sessions that combine passion, play, humor, excitement, adventure, nurturing and intimacy. I am attracted to women who are in touch with their Goddess nature, confidently, passionately and actively participating in love making, and do not see sex as a "duty" or a tool for getting what they want.