For those who are into personality scales, I am an "INFP"(A.K.A. The Healer) on the Myers-Briggs and a "9" (Peacemaker) in the Enneagram. You can search either of these on the web and get a good sense of what that means if you are not familiar with them.
I grew up in Japan and have lived in Canada and China in the past.
I have two (award winning!) wonderful children who are 14 and 11 from a previous marriage which ended amicably after a decade and a half. At present my kids spend the weekends with me. (I know for some of you this scares you off, but trust me, these kids inspire people to have children of their own! You might want to hang with them more than with me!)
I am a Baha'i and acts service are important to me. As a Baha'i, among other things, I believe in the oneness of mankind; independent investigation of truth; the common foundation of all divinely inspired religions (one God, and the eternal, never-changing law of love); the essential harmony of science and religion; equality of men and women; elimination of prejudice of all kinds.
I am a romantic guy. It will start to show when you get to know me, once we connect. I write poetry and when there is time, engaging in other creative activities such as painting or sculpting.
I love collecting books and yes, reading them too.
I enjoy a wide range of movies.
I love nature, it is very healing to be in the woods especially by a river or any body of water.
I enjoy intellectually stimulating and spiritually uplifting conversations. Anyone who can tap into that side of me would be ideal. Many great things interest me and I follow my curiosity (but not to the point that harms a relationship, of course).
I like getting to know people beyond superficial level. I am interested in the heart, the mind and the soul.
I want to get to know YOU as a person, all of you, as a true friend. I know I can't force that on you, but what I mean is, I find meaning in deep connections.
I am a realist and an idealist, which means a realist that is not trapped by pessimism. I can be analytical and I look at both (or multiple) sides.
My master's degree was from a University in Switzerland in the field of Conflict Resolution.
I have a (sometimes twisted) sense of humor. I love to joke and light teasing that comes out of affection and I would enjoy it if you were much the same. I can be punny at times, too.