I'm a musician and composer, and I just moved to New York to start a new chapter in my life and make a living doing what I love. I graduated from college with a degree in Jazz Studies, and after that have worked on cruise ships playing my saxophones and flute for about 2 and a half years. I've traveled half way around the world and loved it, but I'm ready to settle down a little and have time to find a long term, meaningful relationship. I consider myself a carefree person most times, but I like to think about deep things a lot too. It depends on my mood, but I'm often very jovial, and love to laugh. I am a Christian, and serious about my faith. I believe in not having sex until marriage, and need a partner who is willing to respect that. I'm intelligent, and definitely a nerd so I enjoy mental challenges, reading, and random facts like trivia. I also am aspiring to learn Japanese, and am currently using Rosetta Stone to do so, as I am very interested in Japanese culture. Though I don't enjoy working out or going to the gym, I do enjoy staying active and I stay in shape by doing things like riding bikes, swimming, and eating moderately healthy.
I am a very affectionate person; I appreciate physical expression of feelings (hugging, being comfortable with touching, kissing, holding hands, etc). It's how I show love, and how I feel most appreciated. This is also why I love animals (all kinds, dogs, cats, lizards, birds, etc). They can be great sources of love and good company, and I hope you enjoy animals too, because I like pets!
As far as the reasons why I haven't found love yet, I'm VERY picky with women. I have high standards, and I don't want to settle for someone. That's not fair to me or her. So just to be upfront about my standards, I'm looking for a girl that is:
Virgin (I'm saving myself until marriage, and looking for someone who is doing the same)
In-shape/Slender (sorry, I'm not attracted to overweight people)
Likes snuggling/physical contact
Serious about long term relationships
Also, I don't like double standards and hypocritical behavior, so you can be sure that every thing I'm looking for in a woman, I hold myself to the same standards. :)
There's other things I'd love to say, but let's get to know each other first! :)