Where to start? Well, I'm looking for a new best friend. A best friend who also happens to be the love of my life (is that so much to ask?). I would love it if you turn out to be that person & I never, ever, EVER have to reenter the dating world again. I hate it. I hate trying to figure out if you are being sincere when you tell me you love The Game of Thrones (both the books & series) & foreign films & lazy Sundays or are just telling me what you think I want to hear. So exhausting. I value honesty. I won't play games with you. I hope you will show me the same courtesy.
Anyway, I'm not looking for a casual hook up. I've never had a one night stand or a casual sexual encounter & I have no interest in changing that. I don't even kiss on the first date (and I LOVE to kiss, just not with someone I barely know). I'm old school when it comes to matters of the heart. One of the last remaining die-hard romantics. Who also looooves zombies (not in THAT way weirdo).
Ok, if your idea of a good time is hitting the clubs & getting drunk out of your mind every Fri night, you should probably stop reading now & move on to the next profile. I loathe clubs (& most loud, crowded places) & although I enjoy imbibing from time to time, getting drunk is rarely my goal.
I love Portland. But I must admit I have not taken advantage of all this great city/state has to offer. I'd like to change that. Preferably with the right partner. Let's explore the various shops on SE Hawthorne (one of my fav areas). Let's get lost in Powell's (although I must admit it is getting more & more difficult for me to get lost in there anymore). Let's try every locally owned restaurant we can find. Let's visit every art gallery. Let's go to the coast in the winter. Let's go hiking &/or camping (I guess I'll need to buy a tent). Let's hunt down every park in the city (& have a picnic in each). Let's go see a band we aren't familiar with play at one of the many smaller venues in town (Crystal Ballroom, Wonder Ballroom, Edgefield, Roseland, etc). Let's agree to always try & wait to see a movie until it comes to the Bagdad or the Mission or St. John's or any of the many other Cinema Pubs in the area. Let's make this city "our's".
Some additional info about me:
I was raised Christian but am no longer a worshiper of gods. I guess you could label me an Atheist but I hate how that label suggests that I think I have all the answers. I do not. In fact it is my abundance of questions that led me to my Atheism. DO NOT agree to start a relationship with me if you think you can "save" me & get me to worship your god. I am not lost & I will never again be part of any organized religion. Period.
I’ve never cheated on anyone. Not even with a kiss. To me you're either the faithful kind or you’re not. There is no gray area. If you have cheated in the past it might be an issue. Maybe not a deal breaker, but definitely an issue. Although if you lie about it and I find out about it later, THAT would be a deal breaker. A good explanation can be compelling though.
I don't have any children, don't want any children & I am not really interested in dating anyone who does. However, I could make an exception for someone who is an excellent match.
I am not a fan of watching over-paid, self indulgent, doped up, A-holes run around competing in their various sports. No Monday Night Football for me. Unfortunately, as someone who lives in Portland, I seem incapable of NOT being a Blazer fan. So, yes, I hang my head in shame & admit that they are the exception. College sports are not.
I guess you could say I’m the creative type. I paint. I compose music. I write. I dream about making a living doing one or all if these activities one day but for now that will remain a dream.
Finally, a personal failing. I’m sorry, but I just can’t be with someone who is “Curvy” or “full figured”. I feel like a jerk for saying it but it’s just the shameful truth (and I am ashamed of this shallow part of myself). I prefer a skinny girl with an A-Cup vs. a big girl with a C-Cup. I'm not proud if this, it's just the way I’m wired.
One last thing: if you are opposed to equal rights for gays, please don't bother contacting me.
Am I a "catch"? I don't know. But I promise I am worth the wait.