For fun, I like boating, wakeboarding, tubing, jet-skiing, flat-water kayaking, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking (especially the High Sierra), camping, road trips, traveling (domestic and international), snorkeling in tropical waters, plays, movies, amusement parks, miniature golf, museums, tennis, home improvement, fixing things, conversation both deep and silly, and more. If you like fishing, I'll be happy watching you catch, kill, clean, and cook them.;-)
I'm NOT into smoking, drinking (including wine), drugs, motorcycles, guns, tattoos, spectator sports, partying, supernatural beings, watching TV during the day, or playing video games.
I don't exude confidence in the way that most women find attractive, but internally I'm confident that my attitude allows me to learn, adapt, and be respectful of nature, people, and animals. My self-esteem comes from being honest, fair, and communicative; not from posturing. If I don't know about something, I won't pretend that I do. If I'm wrong about something, I want to be the first to tell you so. When you share your stories, jokes, and concerns with me, I want you to feel that I'm your best friend. You'll see that I'm friendly, but not particularly outgoing. Too many "outgoing" people are really just self-absorbed conversation dominators.
What I'm looking for:
An outdoorsy girl who has a curiosity about the world beyond smart phones, and enough intelligence to express herself with meaningful words rather than profanity. She'll feel responsible for what she says and does, and will not be allergic to the words "thank you" and "sorry." Her profile story is not sparse or blank because she expects that I won't start a conversation if I can't tell that we have enough in common. Her pictures will be clear and recent, and include at least one full-length shot, because she would want the same from me. She won't care that I don't lust after, or possess, the newest cars – even though I could. Since I don't equate drinking with fun, a non-drinking partner would be most appreciated.
As a couple, we look at the broader picture before deciding the best course of action; not just our own selfish desires. We yield to each other's wishes in a roughly even proportion when they are at odds. We understand that other people have their own viewpoints and empathize as much as possible without suffering the rantings of the ignorant. We know that there is still much to learn about life and the world we all share, so we're humble more often than self-righteous.
My height and age are accurate; and just so you know, I don't think it's fair that they say I might be less compassionate than average in my personality rating.