I live an exciting, adventurous, silly, social, and healthy life. I'm pretty happy with it. I'm looking for someone like-minded/like-demeanored to do random acts of kindness, absurd acts of silliness, outdoor activities, intellectual discussions, and of course, cuddling, with.
About my username:
Just to clarify, I am actually looking for a relationship and not just platonic friends. I chose "Yay_New_Friends" because it describes my personality. "Yay" is for my optimism. "New" is because I like new things/change/challenges. And "friends" because I'm pretty social. That said, I'm acquiring new friends via OKC at an alarming rate. That's cool too. (But, I'm picky about who I meet, because... no free time).
Type of relationship I'm looking for
I'm looking for someone to have a legitimate relationship with. On one hand, meeting a bunch of new people is really cool and there are definitely a lot of interesting people on this site. I kind of want to date you all! On the other hand, I'm starting to really hate first dates and would rather just get to know one person really well and develop a relationship with them.
About me! I shall describe myself as...
Vibrant & exuberant - yes, I wear bright colors, but I also mean this socially and in terms of hobbies
Friendly, outgoing, extroverted, and welcoming but not loud. I dislike loud people.
Optimistic and Cheerful
Creative/Artistic- my living room looks like a messy art studio at the moment and I kinda like it
Competitive- I like challenges. Physical challenges, board game challenges, baking challenges. Any challenge! The weirder the better. Don't listen to OKC describing my personality - they've got it all wrong. Aside from the more friendly to strangers thing. That's ...kinda true
Adventurous/Outdoorsy I think I'm becoming addicted to REI...
Lightly nerdy I'm on the not-so-nerdy end of the spectrum. Although that's relative to my friends and not to yours... so you might think I'm way nerdy. :p
Silly Have you seen my pictures?
Oh, and if you're into the acronym things, apparently I'm ENFJ. Interesting, since I used to be an introvert. Also, this means on the LOTR personality type chart, I'm Bilbo. I think this is acceptable.
About you! I'm looking for someone who:
...is passionate about what they do (job and/or hobbies)
...is optimistic, cheerful, and generally happy with their life
...can put up with all my craziness (I tend to coerce my friends into celebrating wacky holidays with me)
...challenges me & introduces me to their own awesome hobbies (but you can keep some for yourself, obviously)
...challenges himself/strives for self-improvement/continuous learning
...is interested in science I'd like to be able to actually talk to you about my work. Also, scientists are sexy. ;)
...is as enthusiastic about traveling as I am (hiking, camping, road trips, international trips, all sorts of travel)
...is outdoorsy hiking and camping are mandatory summer activities that we must share!
...is genuinely interested in bettering society by what they do (that's my main motivation for scientific research. I want to make a meaningful contribution)
...is artistic/open to artistic ventures
...makes me nervous for a first date (in a good way).
Deal-breakers! (Because, let's be honest, those are important)
-drinking often (drinking sometimes is okay, I actually have a fairly extensive alcohol collection myself, I'm just opposed to the getting really drunk every weekend/ not knowing what to do for fun aside from drinking types)
-very religious (I'm a pretty serious atheist and we wouldn't mesh)
-regular drug use
-dislike of cats (I have one! If you're allergic, that should be okay though. My cat is hypoallergenic)
-less than a college degree (unless you have a good reason). (I'm an education snob, yes, but... there's a discrepancy between PhD and high school graduate that is too large for my liking).
-children from a previous relationship (I have a kitten. That's my max level of commitment right now)
-no interest in a long-term relationship (what's the point?)
-living far from Seattle (I have to be able to bus to your place in under an hour)
-flakiness OKC seems to have a disproportionately high number of flaky guys. :/
-disbelief in evolution (weird? Yeah. But it's definitely a deal-breaker)
You made it this far, huh? Cool. Is my chat icon turned on? If so, send me an IM! I like chatting with new people. Chances are I'm signed in for the express purpose of chatting. :) If not, please enjoy the following book I have written for you... :p Although, you really don't need to. Everything important was just covered.