Well, my earlier attempts to create a distinctive and eye-catching profile have obviously not worked at all, so I have thus decided to do like Madonna and re-define myself. Or at least attempt to, insofar as one can in a forum like this, and insofar as such a brief textual profile can come anywhere close to defining someone in the first place.
[Nice one--way to defeat yourself before you even begin!]
Right, so what am I all about? Well, I'm considered, by those who know me and those who have dated me in the past, a person who is very honest, extremely open-minded, very analytical and intellectual (and intelligent--and note, not all of those things always accompany each other) but sometimes lacking in common sense, subtly and dryly humorous but a very good laugh once you get to know me, great fun at parties because of my raconteuresque wit and effusive storytelling, warm and sensuous and a very good kisser, and among the more "interesting" and unique persons which most of my acquaintances and friends know or have ever known.
A few things that you ought to know right off though: not only do I not have a car, I don't even know how to drive. While I am currently employed, it's not a "regular" job in any major sense, thus income is not a great current asset, and all that goes along with such a predicament. If that's a problem for you, and you think I'm a loser because of these things, well, then it's your loss I'm afraid. I am a much bigger person with a more varied and multi-faceted life than my employment and financial status could ever indicate, and I'm defined by more than what car I drive, and will continue to be so after those situations change or improve.
Why did I join this site? Honestly, for the quizzes...But then, like all people who are cynics (i.e. failed romantics), I thought that perhaps this might be a good way to meet people to be friends with and possibly meet people to date...but probably not. I have not made too many friends through this medium, and the dates have not been lining up at my door either, but again, that's partially due to lousy circumstances and crappy luck, I think. Few have been in contact with me long enough to establish any kind of rapport, much less an accurate opinion of what I'm like and why or why not I might be desirable.
In case you're wondering, I'm perfectly happy to speak with anyone, no matter what sexuality or gender they happen to be. I am a lot more queer than anything (and by "queer" I don't just mean gay), I have had sex and relationships with women in the past, but am not currently interested in pursuing the vast majority of women for any purpose other than friendship. I'm a bit gender-atypical, and I don't mind others who are that way either (i.e. trans or genderqueer, etc.). My tendency is to liking people younger than me, or roughly my own age (i.e. +/-3 years), but I tend not to be attracted to older men (i.e. 40 and up), other than in a friendship type way.
A few other things that it might be well to keep folks apprised of: I am intersted in BDSM and fetish things, but I do not see them as absolutely necessary to all of my relationships--they're a nice and fun option, but not a requirement. I am a very dedicated pagan in the Ekklesia Antinoou (we are queer Graeco-Roman-Egyptian syncretist reconstructionist polytheists with a strong mystical/Gnostic bent); we do not proselytize, but it is a major thing of importance in my life, so if that is a difficulty for you, it might be best not to consider me. And I'm a diabetic and asthmatic, and I'm on an insulin pump, which has really made my life a lot easier; however, some people get freaked out by such things, so if you're one of those, then alas, that's very unfortunate.
I am intense, intellectual, and humorous