Well, I'm a 35 year old guy, born and raised on an island (population ~9,000) in Alaska. I love the outdoors, but I can be a city boy as well. I went to college out in Denver for a while, but while I loved the mountains and Colorado, I really missed the ocean (or any body of water for that matter).
I've been blessed (pick a deity of your choosing, or preferably, none at all) with a lot of opportunity in my life (a lot of which I've wasted, sadly, but no regrets, eh?), and I've got a pretty firm grasp of where I've been, what I want, and where I want to go.
I've lived off-and-on in the Seattle-area area for around 5 years in the early 2000's, often traveling back home to Alaska (I manage a large world-class sportfishing company there in the summer). Plus, in the summer Alaska is like a crazy adult summer-camp with all the things to do. Now I have happily returned to live my life in The Great North, but Seattle is my second home- I'm looking for someone else capable of doing the same with me. :-)
I'd like to think I'm a pretty fun guy, and I'm known (maybe, well... infamous?) for always being up for anything as long as there's the potential for at least a little adventure involved. I'm an insomniac. I drive too fast. If I'm in a good mood, no one goes thirsty at the bar. I "get a wild hair" (or is that "a wild hare"?) more often than is good for me.
I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing (don't be scared if you're not "out-doorsy"- fishing for me consists of a group of 4 to 7 close friends, great food, an amply stocked cooler, great music on the stereo, on a boat big enough to have a real bathroom with a shower), bar pool, live music, good company, smart people, highway driving, kayaking, cooking, and intelligent conversation. I'm also a bit of an obsessive photo-taker (parties, birthdays, hiking trips, etc.) In a lot of ways I'm your average All-American guy. In a lot of ways I'm not...
I enjoy a quality beer (and we're not talking Budweiser here) and fine tequila. I like things that are fast (I love my other car, a classic mustang), make loud noise and burn just as much as the next guy. On the other hand, I've also been known to take my dates to wine tastings, the theater, jazz clubs, and art galleries.
I was raised by a mostly-single mother (who I love dearly), who raised me to know how to treat a lady. And yes, I really will open the door for you all the time, not just on the first date...
OkCupid confirmed what I already knew- I'm a pretty liberal Democrat. But that's ok if you're not, I've learned that people can compliment each other just as much with their differences as with their similarities.
Rude people, racists, and the unapologetically ignorant are OUT, though.
I'm fairly fit, though I have to admit in the last year I've gotten on the mountain bike and into the gym less than I usually do.
I like a woman who's not afraid to venture into the woods on one day (Extra points if you know how to start a fire- Extra-Extra points if you can do it without a lighter), knows how to dine at a five-star restaurant and enjoy some theater the next, and is more than capable of holding her own against me over a pool table and several drinks the next night.
In between, bubble baths, candlelit dinners (at your house or mine, and /I/ get to cook for you) or just snuggling up for a movie work for me too.
I guess my ideal match is a woman who's motivated and driven in
life, but still knows how to relax and enjoy the finer moments as
well. She should be caring and loving of others (everyone from
elderly people to puppy dogs, and yes, even Republicans). Honestly,
you're income or education levels are of little concern to me,
(I've known people that had both tons of $$$ and/or Master's
degrees and were complete, helpless idiots). Much more important
to me are your interests, lifestyle, and values. At least a
vague degree of athleticism/physical fitness is important, but I'm
not necessarily looking for a supermodel.
Honesty, integrity and trustworthiness are absolutely imperative, though. A great sense of humor is nice as well. Is this you?
I am extremely curious, an honest gentleman, and willing (?)