personality is that I'm at once outgoing and the lone rebel traveling alone, loving alone, ect. I enjoy my own company, but relish social interaction too. I've always been a little different, an outsider unconvinced of the merits of our society's conventions. This was especially true of high school and the military. Living abroad also reinforced this feeling. I spent almost a 2 years traveling solo, living and working abroad. I have slowly learned that people get upset when you present ideas that challenge their world view, so these days tend to seek out those who share mine rather that ruffle those who don’t. I guess this also came moving every few years as a kid, changing school, always being the new guy who upsets the pecking order. I seem to make a few close friends in each place I live and I value those friends I can still keep in touch with, especially the kind where it seems like we just talked yesterday even if we haven't. I believe that a positive attitude in life can change your outlook, but don't buy into gurus or self-help books because they cling to flawed logic and make leaps of faith without regard for evidence based thought, much less the scientific method.
I moved to Berkeley in 2013 to get the best job I've ever had and I love the bay area, feels like I've been looking for this place my entire life. I enjoy learning about cultures, languages, new places and things, which the bay area offers in spades. I’m forever curious about the world. I want to know everything…. Yes, everything. I come from a small town, but prefer the excitement of city living. I have broad musical tastes, an eclectic and far flung group of friends, and love a good adventure or just chilling at the part or the beach. I get along well with most people, even the ones I don't really like. I hold a mixture of traditional and progressive beliefs, for instance I am pro equality for women and same-sex couples, but I don't kiss on the first date and will open doors for you as a romantic gesture.
I'm looking for a partner in adventure, a co-conspirator for world domination (maybe just our little corner of it), someone to spoil with my cooking, who likes my nerdy side, and wants to show me new ways of looking at the world. She is generally confident, happy with herself even though she might be looking to improve on something. She is able to roll with it, has a good sense of humor, not uptight, and would have fun playing cars against humanity knowing full well that it's just politically incorrect irreverent fun. I have always loved storms. I once watched lightning make the night sky like day for a full 30 seconds from the second story of the house we lived in, amazing. I also remember a time when I watched heat lightning dance across the valley from the porch of the same house. If you would consider his a good time then we have something to talk about.