I'm an easterner still unsure, after ten years, how to deal with all this sunshine. I used to call myself a geek, but have gotten less enchanted with labels, although I suppose it might be true.
I've been in long term relationships for the bulk of my adult life, the last being 8 years long, and ending very recently.
I'm finding this concept of "dating" not only foreign, but kind of unpleasant. I'm still figuring out my comfort level, and while I would a woman's company, and some flirting, cuddling, or other stuff might seem fun, I really am still figuring it out.
For the first time in a really long time I'm not thinking of myself as part of a couple, and it's...different. I drive
for a living now, but am planning a return to school to become a paralegal.
Friends of any kind are super important to me. I need them and need to be needed by them. Talking and processing our lives, as well as just enjoying each others company is probably my most important value. I sometimes get anxious about people, that I'm not meeting their needs, or being too needy, and have isolated myself because of that sometimes, but I'm never happier for it.
I enjoy watching movies good and bad, some TV, reading, playing board and other tabletop games, going out (or in) for eating or drinks, camping, good conversation, and road trips, all in no particular order.
I spend a lot of my time thinking. My job gives me a lot of time to spend in my head. Ideas are important to me, and while some may find it annoying or uninteresting, I analyze things that interest me very heavily, and need to discuss them. I generally find that the more I discover about something, the more interesting it becomes, and the more I need to talk about it, even if the discussion goes nowhere. (This doesn't mean I can't turn off my brain sometimes, but even idle diversions can be examined.) Basically, I find it difficult to get along with people who can't hold conversations and discussions.
I am contradicting myself, large, and I contain multitudes