I am a cat, cloaked in human skin, perceptive, sensual and aloof. I require touch like I need air to breathe; I require room to grow and freedom to roam, but treat me with kindness and respect and I will always return to you.
My name is ember. I am as old as my tongue and considerably well-travelled for my age. My friends and family might describe me as eccentric, funny, generous, honest and straightforward. They would not describe me as excitable, impressionable, ambitious or outgoing.
I am genderqueer rather than female-identified — please join me in petitioning the OKCupid staff to add non-binary and a- gender options to the 'basic information' header. I typically feel more feminine than masculine and have been on male-to-female hormone replacement since the beginning of July.
Though I think of myself as pansexual, I tend to prefer men for sexual partnerships. Do not hesitate, however, to message me if you are not male-identified — having a general preference does not mean that I can't be just as happy and satisfied with a partner who does not fit that preference as I can with one who does. I'm open to making new friends and dating, long-term or otherwise, individuals of all sexes and gender identities. I am not interested in men or women who identify strictly as gay or straight as potential partners.
My interests include travel, bicycling, camping, hiking and exploring wooded areas, reading out loud (to anyone who will listen) and playing and teaching Go, an ancient Chinese board game which is more popular in China, Japan and Korea than in the West. I would like to meet people with whom I can share any or all of these activities.