I've been told that I'm silly, smart, smiley, kind, down-to-earth, funny, attractive and easy to talk to (and it wasn't my mom saying that!). Integrity is important to me; I'm a man of my word and can be trusted and counted on implicitly and I greatly respect that in others. I'm often silly and try to keep things light (I've embraced my inner geek), but I'm also mature enough to know when it's time to be serious and dig in. I'm a dedicated and devoted person, whether it's work, play, being a father, or a partner. If I do something I put in 100% and always try to do my best. I'm, hardworking, and like to stay active, and enjoy doing pretty much anything outdoors; hiking, biking, camping, surfing, kitesurfing, etc. I'd much rather be doing than watching. I've skied all of my life and it's an important part of my life, and it would be great to find someone who enjoys skiing too. As much as I love the outdoors, I'm not a hardcore adrenaline junkie. I also enjoy quieter activites closer to home. I'd like to aspire to be a renaissance man but I think I'm more of a Jack-of-all-trades master of some. Good food, good conversation, and good beer are a holy trinity. I'm usually up for pretty much anything...who I'm doing something with is more important than what I'm doing.
I'm well (over?) educated, and I value education. Not that a degree is important in and of itself, but hopefully you know the proper use of their, they're, and there. I mean, it's the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit. That being said, for all my education I absolutely suck at proofreading my own writing, so hopefully I haven't made some glaring grammatical error here that makes me look and sound like an arrogant pinhead!
I guess my ideal match is someone who I feel at ease talking with first time we meet. Someone who also likes to be active and likes (or at least doesn't dislike) the outdoors. Someone who has an interest in the world around them. Intelligence, confidence, and being down-to-earth are all incredibly sexy, and a sense of humor is a must....bonus points if it's a sarcastic one! Having common interests and tastes is great, but I can also appreciate independent interests and activities. I'm not looking to rush into anything, but ultimately I am looking for a relationship with long-term future potential.