I am passionately interested. At one time or another, I've worked towards becoming an animator, a pilot, an arms control negotiator, a women's studies professor, a systems engineer, a martial arts teacher, a DJ, an acupuncturist, and a trader. I am always engaged in a conscious process of becoming something I envision for myself.
One friend of mine recently described me to somebody as having "the body of a rock climber, the face of a software developer." I think that's a pretty funny description. Pretty accurate, too (though I don't develop software).
Another friend told me that I was "a hopeless romantic, cynical asshole with a heart of gold". She also said if I posted that quote on my profile it would make me "infinitely more fuckable". I'm still trying to sort out the physics of that.
At some point, you will call me an incorrigible pain in the ass. But you'll be laughing so hard when you say it, it will be impossible for me to take you seriously.
I think instant gratification is for suckers.
I try to leave the world a better place than I found it. I would strive to be a nice guy even if I didn't believe in karma.
I'm not fragile. I'm great at vulnerability, but I suck at weakness.
With some *rare* exceptions, I think just about the only thing less attractive on a woman than a septum piercing is a penis.
I'm kinda clean cut. On the outside.
I have confidence in spades, but I know the difference between self-esteem and egotism.
I have strong hands and a gentle touch.
I'm complex without being complicated.
If I don't feel that elusive "chemistry" with you, I won't treat you with benign neglect until you figure it out. I'll just tell you -- as gently as I can. Hopefully, you won't pull that lame maneuver on me.
I am not a player. I think it is more lonely to be with the wrong person. I'm not trying to fill some existential hole in my heart with women. I might settle for great sex and companionship with a special someone, but really, I'm lookin' for love.
What I Am Looking For:
I'd like a friend, a lover, a partner, a confidant, a rival.
You're fiercely independent and happy alone. The thought of someone else "completing" you is laughable.
You're really smart, but you don't think you've got all the answers. I'm attracted to all kinds of smarts -- intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, street...
You will tease me without mercy when I do something ridiculous. But you're funny when you do it, so I'm always tempted to be ridiculous.
You like a challenge. You are working towards a mastery of *something*.
You do what you say, you say what you mean, and you mean what you do. I think integrity and intention are hot.
You've got the sass in you. You can take it as well as you can dish it out.
You're worldly, but not too cynical or jaded. You talk more about the things you like, not the things you hate. You're authentic. You know that true happiness cannot be purchased.
You can enjoy silence.
You'll kiss my boo-boos. This could easily be a part-time job as I get banged up with some regularity.
You're comfortable with your dark side, but it doesn't rule you.
You're intensely curious. You realize that the answers to life's questions are often simple, but rarely easy.
You're a total catch.
Major bonus points if you rock climb or have a dog. Except for a little yappy dog that hates everything in the universe but you and dinner.
Infinite demerits if you vote Republican. Unless, I suppose, you're comfortable with every political discussion ending in a spanking.