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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 24-35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My details

Last online
Apr 18, 2014
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 10" (1.78m)
Body Type
Average build
Other and laughing about it
Working on University
Doesn’t have kids but wants them
English (Fluently), German (Somewhat)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Love is a simple thing. Boy likes girl, girl likes boy... we spend far too much time worrying about the trimmings. We all have our "List" but the reality is it is just our safety blanket. A safety net to tell us that this kind of person won't hurt us, will chase away our loneliness, and bring us a light heart. The problem is it is all bull. We all have our types, but some of the best relationships I have ever had were with women that caught me off guard. Love can strike anywhere, like lightning it can strike and drag you away without warning. For me the pursuit of life, love, and happiness is not just a right but a personal goal I challenge myself with. Lists are all fine, but not I tend to enjoy what I have while I have it, because you never know when it will be gone.

Let me be clear on this, I am not here just for sex. It is too easy to find to bother with all the lies of going about it like this. I am not poly, into being someone else's lay over, and have adopted a "fatal five" rule. What I am looking for is a companion, a friend, a lover... preferably all in one.

Despite all this, here is a little tidbit about me:
I am not trendy.
I am not a bar hopper.
I am not a gym rat.
I am not a couch potato.
I am divorced (no kids).
I am a veteran after 6 years Active Army.
I am not passive aggressive. Tend to say what I mean, what I think, and love that in the people I'm with.
I am actually outdoorsy. This includes camping, backpacking, skiing, and rock climbing. Most of all real and difficult hikes rather than the day tripper 2 milers with a pretty view or waterfall at the end... though I do those too.
I am generally unflappable, just don't mistake it for apathy.
I am tech-savy and crafty, and an avid reader.
I will survive the zombie apocalypse and your mother's meatloaf.
I will likely read the profile questions you answered if I rather like you. Or I am bored.
I am old fashioned and will always pick up the check, open the door, say my P's and Q's, and the like... Unless I have something weighing on my mind distracting.
I love being a knight in shining armor, though I don't need a damsel in distress. Just a woman that doesn't mind being taken care of (no, I don't mean being your sugar daddy).
I am a recovering "nice guy," but I will still hold the door for you and buy you a rose to remind you it's a day that ends in "y." Yes, I am not the kind of guy your mother warned you about.
I am smart and funny and charming with more than my fair dose of confidence. If you don't believe me, ask my mother.
I am deathly allergic to cats, but I do love animals.

*Updated: 3 March 2014*
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work fairly long hours at a great job as a UPS driver with a good future (yes I have a career), travelling, hiking, dancing and singing. I tend to do more with my weekend than most people I know do with their week. I have been to 14 countries, sailed in 2 oceans, and tred upon 3 continents. I hope to fix the missing ones in the not too distant future. I am also training for the Spartan Race. Lots of time in the gym, watching what I eat and the like.

One of my favorite things to do with down time is tweak my cider recipes and read various associated forums online. I recently got into making my own home made hard apple cider (one particular recipe is none too shabby at 14% ABV). It is a hobby that is quickly turning into a passion. Who knows, it may become something of a calling someday... alcohol is pretty recession proof.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Some things I enjoy, but not exactly great at: Chess, Cribbage, Go, Yoga, Tai Chi, being Mr Fixit, non-linear mathematics, various martial-arts, playing the guitar and piano (works in progress), creative writing (I have stories I have started, but can't seem to quite finish them the way I like), and partner dancing though I enjoy it a great deal (particularly swing-dancing lifts and aerials) I would love to branch out into other styles of dance.

Things I am bad at: Movie quotes, the "Name that Song" game, being distracted by shiny objects, I sometimes have that internal filter for my mouth turned off.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My laugh if I had to guess, its a bit loud, and I would say rich. Other than that, you tell me. And I am not a small man in any respect, never have been. And I have a very... bizzare way of seeing things.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love a little bit of everything, be better off if you just ask if I like this or that than me trying to list it all!
* Some of my favorite Book Series (fictional) would include: A Song of Fire & Ice (George RR Martin), The Saga of Recluse (LE Modesitt), Sword of Truth (Terry Goodkind), and The Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan). Other more classics books include Count of Monte Christo, Don Quixote, and a mess of Robert Frost poetry. I used to read a LOT, though now I only read when I get the time.
* TV: I don't really watch more than a handful of shows on hulu...
* Movies: I love all kinds of movies from the sappy to the typical guy flick with battle-scenes and stuff blowing up. Only thing I really don't like are most horror flicks and pretty much all really depressing ones.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Because people are so serious and even existential about this question...
* Toilet Paper
* A back yard
* Something new to explore
* My amigos, brothers in arms, comrades, musketeers, or quite simply the best of friends.
* Freedom of choice
* Chocolate Chip Cookies (okay, a little sarcastic but I couldn't figure a 6th that fit)
I have been without a lot of these things at one point or another, but it turns out a man can deal with anything so long as he knows there is a chance for better.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What people would think if they saw this person was "kinkier than them" or "more desiring of sex" according to OKCupid, how it seems that a man can make a house but it seems to take a woman's touch to make it a home (for me at least), and how many people actually read through all this crud.
Getting used to sleeping next to someone new sucks. Sleeping alone sucks more.
I believe a woman's heart is something that you should have to work hard for. It's value is reflected in that; how much she value's herself and how much she value's my presence.
How people confuse the heart, the body, and the mind. Winning a person's body may not mean the rest follow suit, the same is true for the mind and the heart.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I work myself to death during the week to make sure I can enjoy my weekends. Friday night is usually my guys' night, but the rest of the weekend can be anything from on the road out of town to the beach or mountains, comedy club, going to a casino, on a flight out of state, dancing at a gay bar, or (my favorite) chilling in a buddy's back yard making s'mores over a fire pit. All are equally awesome.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I used to be ridiculously fat... I mean bad. I am still a bit on the chubby side, but it doesn't bother me so long as it doesn't impact my life or health (which it doesn't, don't worry).
Oh, and one of my few serious buttons I have is being blown off. Irks me more than... anything.
I have a thing for old school pin-up girls... Classy without it being like modern models... I dig women with a little curve!
I have three weaknesses when it comes to women: the Italian language, red-heads, and long hair. If I ever find an Italian ginger with long hair, I am so very screwed.
I also write, when I have a muse anyway.
When I do something, I'm all in. I don't believe in half measures. From dating, to hobbies, to work out projects... I may be patient, but I don't believe in wasting time.
And finally, I actually enjoy romantic comedies... Feel free to judge.
You should message me if
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The kind of woman I tend to be interested is a woman that tend to complement my own Renascence-Man nature with a version of her very own.
A woman who will go work in the garden with me and get her hands dirty (or kick me out of the garden entirely), and then go and throw on a dress and some heels and hit the town for dancing and dinner or a show.
That knows what she is looking for out of life or has some dreams or aspirations she is striving for, and is comfortable in her own skin.
Reads for fun, even if it isn't the same kind of stuff I enjoy.
Doesn't care if I see her without makeup (because I will prefer you that way).
Enjoys mother nature, even if I have to convince her to sleep outside.
Realizes sex isn't the goal of a relationship, just a piece of the puzzle.
If you think you can knock my socks off, I can't wait to meet you.
I am pretty direct and open, so if I like you you'll know it.
Side Note: If every picture you have is you holding the camera (you may try spending some time with people in the wonderful place found without a ceiling) or your pictures are of you always out at a club, on the way to a club, or having gotten ready for a club/bar/whatever... we probably won't get along too well. I enjoy a nice night dancing or hanging out at a chill local scene, but I like a lot more variety to my outings.