"Never trust a knight in shinning armor. A true knight's armor should never be shinning. His exterior never primped, never polished, never void of defect. It should not look new as if it's just been bought or never dawned and just removed from a coveted hiding place. His worth not gauged by the metal it's made from, but the integrity for which it still holds together. His strength should not be measured by his physical prowess, but the opposition he has encountered and the will with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. He should not strive towards you boastful of lack of fear.. That is the song of the fool. His courage should be measured not by his absence of fear, but his ability to accept and triumph over it. His gallantry should not be the results of a silver tongue, but seen in his scars and the weight he bares every moment he stands on his feet for his actions should speak louder than any word... Trust of the innocent is the liar's sharpest sword. A true knight will never expect it... He'll fight to earn it with is his strength, his courage and his gallantry and recover from any strikes he takes in the process. For him, to earn it makes it all the more important and worth fighting to keep than something that's ever just given..."
Let's face facts.. we're are all adults on this website. We all know why we're here. Any one looking for an actual relationship must know one is built on a three legged stool. One leg being Affection; this encompasses love, devotion, physical attraction, etc. The second leg being Communication; can you accurately tell this person your thoughts and your feelings and can this person do the same in return? The third and last leg is Trust; can you rely on this person, do they fulfill their commitments, do you believe they are being honest and open to you, do you believe they have true good intentions towards you, etc? You must have all three for a healthy relationship to work. Should one of these concepts begin to falter, they all will.
Example: If the other person cannot talk to you about something, you're going to begin to feel as if they're keeping information from you. If you feel they are keeping information from you, you'll begin question their intentions and lose trust. When you lost trust in the other person, you'll begin to lose your loyalty to this person and become less devoted and then less affectionate towards them... Lack of communication->Leads to lack of trust->Leads to lack of affection...
So, back to the point. We're all here to attempt to find someone we think we can be affectionate towards. So take a look at my photos, take a look my interests, and if you think I may be a candidate for your affection and you a candidate for mine then send me a message and see if we can't start working on the communication leg of the relationship stool. If not, no hard feelings. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on your search.
1.) I'm a stark example of an introvert. I'm not antisocial, I do not hate the general public or being with people, etc. I have a sensitivity towards social stimulation. Places I haven't been before, large groups of people, small talk for the sake of small talk or filling the silence, loud/bright places for large periods of time will over stimulate me to the point of flaring up a form of anxiety. I am a great listener, and have no problem conversing/interacting with another human being as long as it's in the right setting.
2.) I have a LONG beard. It's not sexy stubble. It's not just a beard. It's a long beard. It's soft and well maintained. It can be braided/beaded. It blows in the wind. It can be stroked without touching my chin or lifting my arms. When I wake up it's every which direction until maintained for the day just like any other long hair. If you're into beards, but not long beards, I'm sorry, but it's my inner self personified on my outer shell and will not change.
3.) I am a well rounded nerd. Yes, I play table top and video games; yes, I will cosplay or go camping to a week long medieval festival; yes, I watch adult cartoons and anime, yes, I refer to myself a dwarf, but I am also active in sports and exercise regularly. I play defensemen/back-up goal for a Ice Hockey Team in the local beer league, Go Dammers! I hunt, I fish, I hike, and other various outdoors activities. I craft, I have turned my garage into a shop for woodworking and leathercraft. I am a urban gardener and grow vegetables during the growing season. I'm artistic, I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design/Illustration, I love to sketch, watercolor and create ink drawings. I enjoy a variety of beer, rums, I have/know how to make my own wine. I love history, science, philosophy, and the social sciences. I will admit reading non fiction is a little hard for me (I'll explain later if it comes up) but I love listening to audio books while I'm working, on a long car ride, or a rainy day.
4.) I'm 5'6", I am well aware that the tall, dark, and handsome wish list still applies to women to this day. I'm afraid that unless you're 5'4" or shorter, the tall aspect of that wish list won't apply for me. I will say this though. I have had a relationship with a taller woman and I have no issues with the height difference. So really, the ball is in your court at this point.
5.) I am an understanding guy and believe in closure. I know this is not the norm nowadays. Much like submitting a resume, it has become the norm that instead of actually rejecting someone and communicating that to them, we just ignore them. I fell into that practice for a little while, but I assure you, if you write to me and you're not what I'm looking for I will respect you enough to give you a heads up and good luck message. All I ask is the same respect back...
Latest Edit 03/2015