I am a jack-of-all-trades and master of some. I think what sets me apart is my open-mindedness and willingness to try and embrace new things. Although I have my dislikes, I like more than I don't, and can appreciate and find the good in everything. I am looking for someone who is similarly open-minded, non-judgmental, and willing to embrace all that life has for them with childlike curiosity. I can't stand narrow-minded and judgmental people, and if you're an ultra-conservative, you may as well stop reading right now. I am a LIBERAL, and am strongly liberal when it comes to social issues and attitudes. I believe in saving the environment, combating global warming, legalizing marijuana, and normalizing gay marriage. Economically, I am moderately liberal as I also understand that capitalism is the backbone of our economy even though we need a strong social safety net. I just think that capitalism left unchecked is the breeding ground for greed and every evil that results from it, and therefore needs to be reigned in by government.
I am an Aikido instructor (not active), a current student of samurai swordsmanship (Shinkendo), and practice yoga when I can. I am a former Christian lay-minister, music leader, and bible-scholar that has since become a "spiritual atheist," wanting nothing to do with traditional (read fundamental) Christianity. I believe in the mystical (that which hasn't been explained by science yet), but do not believe in a God personality that is concerned about human morality. The closest thing to a God that I believe in would be the impersonal "force" of Star Wars, or the chi/ki/prana of martial arts and yoga. Philosophically, I am closest to Taoism with some Buddhist sprinklings thrown in. I also believe that spiritual experience has some yet unprovable relationship to mechanisms of quantum physics.
I am a Pisces and INTP, defy stereotypes, introspective and in-touch with my feelings, empathic and slightly intuitive, have a goofy sense of humor, and am a great communicator. I will talk about anything and everything (no, really), and am looking for someone who desires that level of transparency and intimacy as well.
I am a good cook (not quite Food Network level, but decent), am a nerd although I'm not "academic smart" even though I'm a member of Mensa, and am a superhero, sci-fi, and mild, occasional gaming geek. I love watching movies and TV shows, and have a 3D widescreen TV with surround sound in my living room. I also am an avid reader and am just as passionate about books as I am about movies.
It is less important that we share identical passions as it is to have the willingness to explore your partner's interests. I have had bad experiences in the past with selfish partners who would take advantage of my nice and generous nature and expected me to be the one to always compromise. No more. A relationship is a two-way street and I am hoping to find a truly nice person for a change.
I may be a bit older, but I'm at a good place in my life. I've learned a lot through past relationships and matured over the years, so all my sharp and rough edges have become smooth. I'm stable--financially, circumstantially, and emotionally--and have a LOT to offer someone. And I come with a money-back guarantee. ;-)