I moved to Chicago in May 2010 and have loved ever minute of it. I'm originally from Upstate New York where I grew up on a dairy farm. Growing on a dairy farm seems to give you a bit of different perspective and point of view on things compared to a lot of people I know. I really enjoying working out; to stay healthy and fit. I love playing sports - one of the things I've learned since I've been in Chicago is that I am a very competitive person. I've gotten involved in Flag Football, Volleyball, and I've even given Kickball, Softball and Floor Hockey a whirl. I tend to be a homebody during the week, typically just doing the routine "go to work, go to the gym, and make dinner" and then during the week try to stay active with friends whether that be out for a night on the town or just staying in and watching a movie or having a game night. I've also found myself really drawn to people of substance for friends. I really value loyalty and connection with friends and seek out other genuine, good hearted people.
It's always hard to define exactly what you want because I think it changes pretty regularly. However, I do know that at the core I want the basics. For me that means someone that is physically active and healthy (yes I go for the athletic all American guy, which doesn't mean I expect an 8 pack it means I appreciate simple and basic good looks). I've always been attracted to a guys guys. I tend to notice the dressed down guy over the dressed up guy. As I get older I also notice that I am more and more attracted to guys that I can really mentally connect with and that have an ambitious, motivated and goal oriented path in life. I also really appreciate a guy who knows how to communicate and isn't afraid to open up and put himself out there. In the dating world I think that can sometimes be pretty scary, but you won't know what could be if you don't try.