We were all raised on the fairy tale where Cinderella gets her handsome prince and they live happily ever after. Over the years most of us have had the chance to play the role of the prince, and sometimes even Cinderella, but the happily ever after part is harder to find. I don’t know what happily ever after looks like for me, but I’m pretty sure it won’t be as described in the fairy tales. As much as I love the idea of happily ever after and till death do us part, I’ve come to realize that long lasting relationships can have many different outward appearances. The one thing they do have in common is that those involved are committed to the relationship and that the individuals value the relationship as much, if not more, as they value their individual existence.
I love my job and I spend a lot of time at work, but it doesn’t keep me warm on cold winter nights and I can’t take it to the theatre or on vacations. (Okay, well maybe with my phone I could do the last two, but you get the idea)
I do have a physical ideal, but a little attraction goes a long way when there’s emotional chemistry. Personality really does count for more in the end but I typically like friendly, outgoing, fit guys. And I do admit that I am especially partial to thin, furry guys with dark hair--but nothing's set in stone.
I'm a morning person, but not one of those crazy ones who have to get up at 5 AM every day. I work a fairly regular schedule during the week and usually don't vary too much from that on the weekend. I can stay out late on a weekend and some cold winter mornings I could stay curled up with someone in bed until noon, but that's the exception rather than the rule. The only reason this is important is that if you're closing the bars at 4 AM every night then we're basically living in different timezones.
I can talk about about science, religion, politics, theatre and world events (if I haven’t been too busy at work and have caught up with the news in the last day or two). I can’t talk about celebrity gossip, real housewives or Lady Gaga’s latest single (though I do like her music). I know a lot, and I also know there's a lot I don’t know. I know sometimes I’m wrong. I suppose that makes me not so good a model of a modern major general. ;-)
My interests range from reading to theatre to discussing religion...and include just hanging out with friends, weightlifting, rollerblading, computers, ethnic food, sci-fi, dancing, cooking, quiet evenings at home curled up with a friend & a movie--and lots of other things.
I collect quotes which allows me to quickly come up with a bit of wisdom on pretty much any topic without having to think too much. It’s kind of like being Republican. For the record, I’m not Republican, nor would I date one.
If you’re outgoing, honest, ethical, smart, friendly and fit then we might be a match for dating or even just friends.
If you have a cat, smoke, shave your legs or have a closet full of designer labels, then chances are we’re not a match for dating.
I like reading, but never have enough time to read as much as I’d like. I like fiction and nonfiction, and read both. I read a lot of scientific articles to learn more about random topics such as “Hotness Delusional Syndrome” which causes average straight guys to hit on supermodels and causes gay guys to describe themselves as “VGL” in their profiles.