Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an avid skier and mountain biker. I enjoy most outdoor
activities. I'm intelligent and well educated. I'd like to find
someone who shares at least some of my interests, is smart,
outgoing, compassionate, kind and honest.
I love to cook and get together with friends for a great meal and a
great evening. One of my best vacations was a week at Big White.
We'd all ski until we reached our respective dropping point, then
we'd regroup in our condo's hot tub and talk about our day before
opening some wine and cooking dinner together. Perfect.
I like to travel. I like photography. I like to build and fix
things (sometimes things that i broke by trying to figure out how
they work - I've never outgrown my boyish curiosity).
While I've been known to do romantic things, I'm not what you'd
think of as a traditionally romantic kind of guy; valentine's day
is not my favourite day of the year. But I can be romantic in my
own way and I am a very caring guy. If on honest self-assessment
you consider yourself to be high maintenance, then we're probably
not going to be a good match; I can tolerate your flaws but you've
got to be able to tolerate mine too.
Ultimately i'm looking for someone who wants a long term
relationship. But you can't learn enough about someone on a website
to know if they are that someone. So as long as you're open to the
possibility that something long term might develop, I'm cool with
that. And if it doesn't? Well may we both end up with a new skiing
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm currently in a career transition, making a return to law after
several years in IT project management. And in the winter I'm a
weekend ski instructor.
When i'm not working I like to play (bike, ski, golf, kayak, etc.)
or build or fix things.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Skiing, cooking, fixing things, and (or so I've been told) kissing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
It might be my dimples (that's what people seem to notice on-line).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A good sharp kitchen knife
A peugeot pepper grinder
A car that's big enough to carry my gear and able to get me where i
need/want to go.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Really depends on the time of year. In the winter right now, i'll
be driving up north to my weekend ski instructor job. Other times
of year i could be out with friends, or having friends over for
dinner, or on the road to some weekend adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Some women say that they've found being alone to be an empowering
experience and that now they're ready to share their life with
someone; not that they need to, just that they want to.
You won't find this on men's profiles especially mine. I do not
find being alone to be empowering and i do need someone to share my
life with. That said, i'm prepared to wait for the right person
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Despite having learned that you probably (OK certainly) won't be
able to tell if there's a spark before you meet someone, here's a
list i'm starting to compile of little things that might just
indicate a greater potential for sparkiness (and some of these are
silly). And i should add that I'm not expecting you to be a perfect
match 'on paper', but if you read these and thing "I'm *nothing*
like that" then we're probably not a good match:
- Do you prefer sporty sunglasses or those oversized girly fashion
glasses? Might just be an indication of what you like to do with
your sunglasses on.
- Would going to a home depot be an enjoyable or traumatic
experience for you?
- Are you comfortable not wearing make up?
- Do you like, i mean really like, kissing your partner?
- Do you regard your car as more than an appliance? i.e. do you
appreciate the feeling of driving a nice car (and nice could be a
VW by the way)?
- Do you regard weather as an impediment to outdoor activities? You
shouldn't if you're with me.
- What, if anything, do the letters MEC mean to you?
- Could you spend 3 hours at a country auction waiting to buy that
one thing that caught your eye?
- Do you feel that a club sandwich should be made with *real* roast
turkey (ie the stuff that's left over after thanksgiving rather
than the stuff you can buy at the deli counter) and not have cheese
- Do you consider yourself to be smart? Doesn't matter how many (or
any) degrees you have after your name, but would you feel
intellectually intimidated at an event where a good number of the
people were say, lawyers, doctors, university profs, etc.
- And as for how you look (a dangerous topic i know), do you
consider yourself to be fairly fit and trim? I'm not looking for an
anorexic super model type. And i'm not looking for a body builder.
But the terms "thin" "athletic" and "average" don't seem to have
any really objective standards around them. So if let's just say if
you've got a healthy BMI then we're probably in the right ballpark.
And i know that I have to fit into your ballpark too, so i can tell
you that i do have a healthy BMI and I'm 5'11" and 170 lbs, +/- 5
lbs (depending on how much outdoor exercise i'm managing to fit
- Snow sports. The one thing i can't imagine giving up for my
partner (besides my dog) is my love of skiing. So you should either
ski or snowboard, have an interest in learning to ski or board, or
have no qualms about being a 'powder widow' for 3-4 months of the
year. But i'd much rather share my love of the snow with you than
simply have your tolerate it.
- is the phrase "great greasy spoon" an oxymoron?
- And finally, tell me what are the ingredients in a martini.
And one last thing. I get quite a few emails on this site (I assume
you do to). So if you don't hear back from me after a first email,
or even if we've been 'chatting' for a while and then i seemingly
disappear into the cyber-void, please don't hesitate to send me a
message to give me a little nudge to get communications going
again. Like you, i've got a busy life beyond online dating and
sometimes things just get lost in the ether.
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