Prior to 2004 it just seemed that it was an either or situation, but I'm trying to change that. Fantastic life and a great relationship. I'm hoping there is someone who I can share both of those things with. If you think that could happen for both of us, then let's give it a try.
I'm outgoing, social, but often a solo traveler, live alone, self sufficient, and independent. I enjoy my own company, but relish social interaction too. I've always been a bit different, an outsider unconvinced of the merits of conforming to group norms and conventions. I suppose it happens when you are always the new kid. I attended three high schools in 4 years. We moved a lot., mostly to small towns. Might be why I prefer bigger cities. I have broad musical tastes, an eclectic and far flung group of friends, and love a good adventure or just chilling at the beach. I get along well with most people, even the ones I don't really like. Things you learn being the new guy all the time.
Living abroad honed my self reliance. I spent almost 2 years working, traveling, and living abroad. I have learned there are very different ways of seeing the world without needing to judge them. I seem to make a few close friends in each place I live. I greatly value the 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'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 some things. She is fearless, able to roll with the moment, 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 2nd 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 this a good time then we have something in common. If something like this frightens you then I'm not the one for you. 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 generally kiss on the first date and will open doors for you.