I recently got out of a relationship that lasted far longer than it should have. Seven years is a long time, and when something that important ends, it takes a part of you with it. Currently, I'm working on picking up the pieces and getting on with it. I let a lot of my friendships lapse the last few months, while trying to work things out with my partner, leaving me with a rather reduced pool of good people I can call my friends. I guess that's more or less why I'm here. I'm not here looking for a soul-mate, or even a mate at all, though I'm open to the idea. Right now, I just want to meet people, talk to them, get to know them, and work from there.
I'm a pretty friendly person, and I try to be as polite as I can in public. That said, sailors blush when they hear me curse, and with friends my language and tastes tend towards the profane.
I've been told that I have a chameleon-like personality. That being, I mold myself to fit whatever situation I find myself in. Apparently, children of narcissistic parents are very good at that sort of thing. This has left me with a rather thin understanding of my REAL personality, who I am when I'm not around someone else. I guess that's another reason why I'm here.
I'm a bit of a geek, and love wasting time playing video games or reading books. I've been getting out and doing active things more, recently, to keep my mind off of my recent relationship troubles. I find that I'm liking it, actually. Biking around town, exploring storm drains, climbing trees... my inner child has never been so happy.
Generally, I'm a pretty physical person. Tussling with friends, hello and goodbye hugs, cuddling on a couch, hair-tousling and hand-holding; these are all wonderful things. Recently, I've been shying away from physicality, because of all the memories associated with my last relationship. This is something I will not stand, and I've been working hard to cure myself of.
Speaking of shy... yeah. With strangers, I tend towards silence and polite smiles. With strangers I think are cute, I usually forget myself and open my mouth and spill out awkward drivel. (something else I'm trying to work on). Apparently, some people think shy and awkward are cute. They have obviously never been the shy or awkward one. :-P
So, that's me, in all my glory. Equal parts bad-ass and dork, with a killer smile and a heart of something-not-quite-gold-but-valuable-enough.