I'm trained to be perceptive and prefer to express my appreciation of a profile separate from any question of compatibility as either friends or possible lovers, which short of face to face contact usually remains illusory. I don't believe we're drawn to one another merely because we find someone superficially attractive. Many fit that bill. When we look at actual friends or couples it's clearly evident that the 'chemistry' of human connection is about personal presence, the joy of seeing I to I, and mutual affinity. Sharing gives that process a chance. When i appreciate a profile, I extend myself. It's the most realistic way I know of determining our potential affinity. Only one or two meetings with members reveals that reliance on the profiles or photos is largely an illusion except when there's an absence of any appeal whatsoever.
I've experienced hardship and vulnerability yet it remains secondary to the joy of human friendship and intimacy. I'm up for both. I'm enough of a 'bad boy' to ruffle your feathers by not treating you as a generic cliche or as a fragile figurine. For better or worse, the following expresses who I am.
I'm warm, loving and curious, find humor in the moment and joy in sharing be it friendship or coupling. I enjoy being outdoors on a mountain trail or biking through Manhattan. Giving you my attention, cherishing your lively spirit, feeling your energy, appreciating your bright and creative mind, well toned body, and expressive presence would be a singular gift. Being visible to one another is an invitation not a threat. Hopefully you're at ease with your initiative, open to the feeling of being-at-home-together, playful, and curious regarding mind and heart and this fascinating universe that's our homeland.