Aaaaaand now I'm done with school and am now a carpenter.
Now with that said:
My name is Daniel and I have lived in Portland Oregon for just 5 years having moved here from Texas. The most common question I get about that transition is "why Portland?" and my most common answer is "because it's not Texas." Mainly i just wanted be in a place where I could go hiking, camping, trail running, and the many other things outdoors that I could not do in Houston. So, I have a friend that wanted to move here and it sounded like a good idea and we pulled up our stakes and left.
Apart from all of the outdoor things that I do, I play the guitar and sing (when no one is around, but I am slowly forcing myself to get over this) refinishing and building furniture, hanging out with my dog Rupert, and exercising. And I love eating out. New restaurants and bars are always on my to do list.
I am a really sociable guy and could sit around all day exchanging stories and music. I have been told by my mom that I would talk to fence post if it would listen and she may be right. I don't really agree with the idea of "strangers", so I try to get to know someone, or to be comfortable with them (or them with me) as quickly as I can.
Okay, so here is what I am really looking for. I want to find someone that I can come home to eventually. i want to go on walks or hikes or strolls. I want to sleep next to someone at night. I want to find someone that can eventually fall in love with. I want a woman that I can cook for, or give massages to or just sit down on a park bench with and talk for a while. I have always been certain of one thing in my life and that, I want to marry someone who compliments me, and I her.
So ultimately, I am on this damned website because I thought it couldn't hurt to help find that girl I am looking for.