I received my grad degree from the University of Oklahoma (MBA) and my undergrad degree from Oklahoma State (geoscience). Also attended Kansas University where I played a little basketball, conducted a lot of social research, and had too much fun - transferred to go cold turkey and rebalance.
Have had a spectrum of experiences through my initial family, college, wide-ranging business activities (with some international), sabbaticals in government, marriage, parenthood, divorce, my kids' many endeavors, etc. Have been in a fair number of countries in my life since 1963 and lived in Northern New Mexico for 10 years. An observation: there are a lot of nice people wherever you go and there is always a small percentage of really irritating people. Have begun to travel again. I could live almost anywhere and do my work so I am considering a move.
I smile and laugh easily and can quip with anyone (so far) but also enjoy having reasoned discussions on a wide range of topics. Generally listen more than I talk but some will confirm that I can definitely take over a conversation. I'm comfortable in most settings (urban, rural, mountains, beaches) and with most cultures, religions, economic or social strata and all skin colors. Also comfortable in anything from a tux to a good clean plain white t-shirt.
I've found something positive in almost every place I've ever been and assume that will be true in the future. I'll try almost anything at least once and it usually will be with people I enjoy being around.
I'm usually a gentleman (damn parents), usually flexible and adaptive, open minded, a learner, an encourager and a toucher. And I don't need much attention but I'm happy to give it.
If you asked my male and female friends what I'm like you'd get various responses after they humor themselves. If prompted (when I'm not around) most or all would probably say that I'm more principled than many, have some depth and breadth, almost always friendly, respectful to almost everyone (unless they've earned a different approach), a friend they trust with personal or confidential information, and/or, that I am intensely (passionately?) serious about what is important to me -- sometimes stubbornly.
Honesty has always been one of my quirks and flaws -- I've never been good at exaggerating, pretending and/or using people (a constraint in business and life) but things have worked out well over time. Due to this unchangeable quirk/flaw in me, my teammate/partner needs to have it also.
My female teammate/partner would have the same traits that I've consciously tried to insert into the minds of my daughters and sons (two each) from an early age: honest, friendly, laugh easily (even at themselves), have goals and objectives and work to achieve them, have inner confidence (vs. outer), are self-sufficient, unselfish, and definitely not dramatic or narcissistic (all of us need to have some control over our emotions; none of us are as important as we might want to believe). Other good qualities for my teammate/partner: friendly eyes, a sincere smile, thankful for the positives in her life, and a figure that is actually slender or toned due to effort and/or genetic luck. Overall: a warm naturalness, with some substance.
Different is more interesting to me than average so I have dated a little but not a lot in the last 8+ years. I answered a lot of questions with supplemental comments to give some insight into me -- I don't remember putting any emphasis on what I expect from others.
I'm not looking for arm candy so what I think of you is all that matters. And I'm not seeking conquests for my ego because I was almost 30 when I married, I'm more mature now, have daughters, and I am comfortable (but not satisfied) with who I am.
I assume you've thought about your listed preferences so if I do not fit your parameters (age, distance from you, etc.) I probably will not contact you. And if you contact me and I do not respond quickly it's because I'm involved in a business endeavor that I have invested a lot of time and money into and I want to get an adequate return.