I'm educated and fairly intelligent. I like nature and hiking. I have more than a passing interest in astronomy. I read a lot and my interests are varied. I'm liberal in my views and believe we all need to do what we can to protect the environment. Yes, I would consider sitting on a tree to save a spotted owl. I'm open-minded and creative. I'm more comfortable in a casual setting, although I can don a suit when needed.
I'm not big into the typical romantic activities; I much prefer to connect as people first and show affection rather than empty gestures. I'm not looking to be with someone 24x7; I like having my space and have no problem giving you the same. What I am looking for is friendship and mutual respect first and foremost, and if the chemistry and circumstances are right, hopefully it will lead to intimacy: both physical and emotional, which are equally important. I'm not the kind to jump into bed with a woman with whom I share no mental connection, but at the same time I don't need to be emotionally entangled to enjoy the physical aspects of an adult, mature relationship between a man and a woman.