Welcome to my best and worse, part time job ever. I have left my original profile up, but please just focus on this next part. I guess what I'm looking for here is the chance to meet people, and hopefully making friends, with the really remote chance of something more. I have met some great people here on OKC, which I can call real friends, including my best friend, so I'm very happy for that.
I find online dating, as I imagine most of us do, often an exacerbating experience. But it really is just like any other challenge in our lives; if you think it works, or if you think it doesn't work, well, you are right.
One thing about my personality traits, I don't understand how I became more old fashioned than most men, because 6 months ago, I was more conventionally moral than most, and my answers haven't changed. Btw, I am far from being Amish. I may need to re take my questions, urgh.
If I messaged you, I probably spent a long time pouring over your profile, personality traits, and answers, all in the effort to find reasons why I wouldn't match with you, or vice versa. I might read profiles for 3 hours and only contact 3 women. Regardless if you reply or not, not one second of my time was wasted. For that special person for me, she is definitely worth every second spent looking for her. Again, I am very grateful for your time reading this. It is really the most valuable thing we have. I wish all of us the best of luck with our own searches, and our own journeys.
Although I have many interests, but physical activities are elementary to my existence. I have no problem putting in a full day working physically, then after work, going for a 1 or 2 hour hike, or mountain biking, and next day, do it again. Presently, I'm looking for a activities partner(s) who might want to try rocking climbing, and/or surfing, mountain biking, or just a hike. As a life-long wallflower, I would love to learn how to dance. It has been a few years since I have climbed outdoors and I have only gone surfing twice. So if you have some interest, and have a day, I'm willing to share what I know, and equipment, to give you a feel for either sport. Who knows, you might really enjoy it. OK, stop reading :-)
I feel we are all a little too close to the subject matter to be completely objective. I would think a self-summary of our negative traits would be harder to write, but more telling.
Let me help anyone viewing me decide if I'm someone they would like to know better. I feel my explanations to the questions will give you more than enough information to get the ball rolling. Although I know a few things that would/did drive me crazy in a partner, but I feel an exact list of personality traits is neither helpful or possible. Like tools in a toolbox, a trait which comes in really useful is an ability to compromise, another might be letting go of anger, but there are many ways to get the job done. Sorry for the metaphor.
So if we don't have a friend match with aprox. 70% of our answers, please stop reading. Some, not all of those questions seem to cut right to the chase. Sorry for making you do the research, but those extra minutes may save you/me from emailing a person who you really don't connect with, or a wasted evening. My friends describe me as; warm, kind, genuine, honest (to a fault), love to smile, willing to help anyone. I hope I can live up to those adjectives.
I asked my best friend to describe my personality, he said, "you are definitely not vanilla, that's for sure, more like rocky road, an acquired taste". Please take notice of my personality traits, we should have some matches, otherwise, time spent with me might feel like getting a root canal. That's fine, only looking for one. Either way, good luck, and enjoy your journey.