Oh, and I HATE most photos of myself, so probably not going to post many.
Yes, I am looking for casual encounters, but equally, if not more so, I am looking for friends that I can chat with, whether it be about music, books, dragons, unicorns, video games, whatever. I have issues talking to strangers face to face occasionally, which is why clubbing doesn't really work for me unless I'm with a group, which doesn't happen often.
I play a couple of different instruments, primarily trombone and tuba. It's what keeps me going. I will listen to anything if it's on, but when playing, I prefer playing soundtrack pieces or slow swing ballads (kinda weird, I know).
I try to be completely honest, even though it can make me seem harsh at times. Please don't be offended by it.
I am enlisting in the US Navy in a few months, so I don't have time to commit to a long term relationship, but I am more than willing to make some new friends and maybe have a short relationship or two, depending.
I have very little practical experience with dating, due to my overwhelming self-consciousness, self-loathing, and severe shyness when it came to dealing with the opposite sex. I do however know what turns me on/off, and am not afraid to admit that. This all sounds very strange, but I am working past the shyness/low self confidence as we speak, also, there are various reason for the other part, which I do not want to explain here. I will explain it if you ask.
I REFUSE to judge people solely on their looks, though it does play a factor, as it will be a factor even if it doesn't seem like it is at the time. I had that happen far too often to me during my school years, and do not wish half the pain that I felt on my most hated enemy.
I realize that this is beginning to become a very long summary, but there is a lot that I figured out that I wanted to put out there.
I am not perfect, nor will I ever be. If you want to talk to me, you have to be able to accept that. There are a few things that you should try to avoid if you can while talking to me:
1.) Spelling and grammar- If it is only occasionally or something very minor, I'll let it go, but if you make more spelling mistakes than my 5 year old niece, we'll have an issue.
2.) Being judgmental- Don't make a snap judgment about me. I'm more complex than the questions/tests/summary on this site can show. Get to know me.
3.) Being close-minded- I am completely straight, but I am still a large supporter of LBGT rights. If you ARE homophobic, that's up to you, just please don't try and force your opinions onto me. Same goes for religion and politics. I like to debate, but there is a difference between a debate and putting someone else's values and insights underneath your notice.