Some of my passions in life are learning new things, reading, watching good TV/movies, listening to music, playing board/card/video games, watching sports, going for a walk in the woods, traveling (I have an actual bucket list that is quite lengthy…), baking, cooking, volunteering, and being politically active. Obviously given most of those interests, I don’t think it would be a surprise to most that I am generally far more of a homebody than someone who is always out hitting the town at the bars, clubs, and parties. In fact, I can’t stand the bar or club scene so when I do go out I would prefer it be something more along the lines of going to a sporting event, seeing a standup act, a performance art show, going to a museum, or seeing some landmark of cultural/historical/natural significance. One can generally tell a lot by what your “dream home” and for me that is log cabin in the mountains, near a body of water, and surrounded by woods. Winter is my favorite time of the year and I LOVE SNOW.
While I realize that talking politics on a dating site is sketchy at best, it is a HUGE part of who I am. No matter what path in life I take, I hope to spend my entire life working to end environmental degradation and pollution, combat the drastic effects of global climate change, fight discrimination, protect human rights, and eliminate disease, hunger, poverty, violence, and war. Yes, to quote a favorite song of mine, some “may say I am a dreamer…but I am not the only one.” While it is far from perfect, I think some of 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. To be clear since everyone is so fond of labels: I am a flaming uber-liberal, progressive, quasi-socialist, bleeding heart, ardent believer in liberal internationalism and humanitarian intervention, defender and lover of the welfare state, protector of the social safety net, pro-science, pro-LGBT rights including full equality on all issues, pro-universal single payer healthcare, pro-choice, pro-immigrant, pro-path to citizenship and immediate legal status for all undocumented immigrants, pro-Palestine, pro-affirmative action, anti-republican, anti-war, anti-death penalty, anti-gun, anti-surveillance, and a tree hugging dirt worshiping environmental hippie.
So what am I looking for? Without a doubt, personality is 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 strives to do everything possible to minimize human impact and protect the environment; 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, comedy show, a game night with friends, or just a movie night between the two of us all the same. Settling down, and yes, eventually getting married is hugely important to me so that's a must have.