Some things in life I enjoy doing are reading, watching TV/movies, listening to music, learning new things, having board/card/video game nights with friends, watching sports (baseball, football, hockey, soccer), baking/cooking, volunteering, date nights at a local café or restaurant, bowling, billiards (even though I am horrible), star watching, going out to concerts/plays/shows, watching stand up acts, traveling, going to museums, seeing various historical or natural landmarks, light hikes in the woods, fireplaces/firepits/campfires, camping, fishing, lounging around at the beach or lake, being at one with nature, and staying involved in politics.
I think a person’s dream home says a lot about them. Far and away the “dream home” for me is a nice and cozy, sustainably built log cabin with a massive prow front window, walk around deck, gourmet chef’s kitchen, and central stone fireplace. It would be ideally situated on a property with significant acreage and icing on the cake would be for it to be near a forest, the mountains, a major water source such as a lake/river/ocean, or some combination of the three…That being said, a nice beachfront home with a view, a quaint historic home, an arts and craftsman bungalow, or a nice loft/condo is a high rise of a major city wouldn’t be bad either. Hey, One can dream, can’t they? Haha…Maybe at some point in the future…Dream home or not, I have a real desire to move out of South Central PA in the next few years…Destination Unknown…
I get that most people view talking politics on dating site as sketchy as best, but it is a HUGE part of who I am; anyone I date and eventually marry needs to be aware of its importance to me and ideally they would share a great many of the same beliefs. I am a registered Democrat that generally aligns with the liberal/progressive wing of the party on most domestic, economic, environmental, fiscal, and social issues--think of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Foreign policy wise, I am a liberal hawk, an internationalist, a believer in diplomacy, a supporter of a strong military and a peace through strength platform, and yes, a supporter of humanitarian military intervention. There is lots of evil and tyranny in this world and I believe that those who have the ability to help and intercede, as the U.S. can, have a moral obligation to do so. It should also be noted that I am also an elected member of the York County Democratic Committee and quite active all politics whether international, federal, state, or local.
I would say that of all the issues I care about five generally rise to the top—environmental policy, equality and fairness concerns (economic, gender, LGBT, & racial), anti-poverty initiatives, foreign affairs, and protection of civil/human rights. I am a huge proponent of the Nordic model of the welfare state (or what Americans would call—socialism…GASP!) I stand in awe and amazement of the beauty that is nature and believe that the protection of the environment, its people, its plants and animals, and all of its natural systems that make up its amazing beauty is of the highest importance; not just for humanity’s sake but because I think it deserves to be revered, respected, and protected for what it is. I am a huge proponent of the “Deep Ecology” philosophy and movement. I believe in strengthening environmental protections, rapidly moving toward a 100% renewable energy economy, and trying to stave off the worse impacts climate change. I think the most powerful documents ever written are the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its 4 sister documents that make up the International Bill of Human Rights. They are not perfect but how much better the world would be if we actually lived up to the ideals stated in those documents.
So what am I looking for? Personality is really the key for me. I want someone who has a sense of humor and is able to enjoy life; someone who is optimistic and positive; someone who has their own hopes and dreams for life; someone who cares about the environment and what we are leaving to the future generations; someone who values education and wants to learn about a variety of different things; someone who is a sports fan; someone who enjoys traveling when time and money allows; someone who shares my interests as it pertains to books, movies, music, and television; someone who shares and understands my general outlook, philosophies, and passions in life; and ultimately someone wants to make the world a better place in a meaningful way. It would be great to find someone who enjoys going out to a ballgame, a hike, star watching, a museum, a retreat, a comedy show, a game night with friends, or just a movie night between the two of us all the same. I am at the point in my life where I am ready to settle down, get married, and begin to enjoy life with the person I love. Though specifics can be discussed later, I know for certain that I want a family, of at least two children whether that is by natural means, adoption, or meeting someone who already has children. Suffice it to say, if you do not want children or are inclined against the idea, we are not a good match.