Thoughtful, intelligent, caring, etc, etc. Oh, and sarcastic :) Really, I'm not good at blowing my own horn but I am honest so ask me anything.
After being on this site for a few months (and only once thinking of deleting my profile) I've realized that I should write a bit more, so here goes:
I was born and raised in Kansas by a dad who was born and raised in Brooklyn, so I think I'm a mix of a loud, large east coast personality and simple Midwestern values. I can be intense but am also very laid back. I've been in Austin for 5 years. I moved here mostly because I realized I had been in Kansas my whole life and that seemed ridiculous. I had a job I didn't enjoy and needed to change my surroundings. I love everything about Austin except the traffic and the 110 degree summers. I work in retail as a manager so my schedules a bit wonky at times. I love the music scene but I find myself going out less and less, partly because it has changed and partly because I have. But if a band I love is in town I'll be there. As far as relationships, I'm a serial monogamist. I guess what that means to me is that I only date one woman at a time, whether its a FWB situation or an actual relationship. I've had one of each since I've been in Austin, neither of which worked out obviously but I made two very good friends. I'm friends with all my ex's but one (only 5 total) and thats how I like it to be. Start as friends, and if it ends, end as friends. I've never cheated on anyone and I'm not about to start. My relationships have typically lasted 2-3 years. I really have no expectations going into this, and I can't really say I know what (or who) I'm looking for. Usually I meet a woman and it clicks, which is why I'm skeptical of online dating. I think I'm better in person than on paper, and I'm assuming you are too, but of course that isn't exactly how this always works. My resume has not always got me an interview, but I've got every job I've ever interviewed for. And that's what this kind of feels like. If you haven't figured it out by now -- I'm honest to a fault and ok with that.
I'm currently working on getting back in better shape physically. Its hard to believe but I played college football until injuries got the better of me. Then a few years ago I was in a car wreck and had to have my hip reconstructed. So running and biking are out. I have a stretching routine which is probably like simple yoga so I'd like to learn some more. And when its not too hot I love to hike. These things are much more fun with a partner. I gained some weight when I was laid up and am determined to lose it by the end of the year. Not looking for a gym buddy but a walking/hiking partner would be nice.
I love travel, which to me means road trips. I've never had a passport but I have seen a lot of this country. I'd love to travel the world, I've simply never been financially able to. Which is fine, there's still lots of the US I've yet to see. This year I went to DC and back with a swing through N. Carolina. This fall it's NM to Colorado.
Winter update....New Mexico was amazing. I camped for 3 nights at a state park called Sugarite Canyon. I want to go back, so my spring road trip might be NM to Arizona to southern Utah and my favorite place in the world, Zion Canyon National Park.