I love focusing my life on areas where what I do makes a big difference. Particularly when I can do that for my partner. I've spent a good portion of my life focused on my career and I am now looking to expand my social circles and ideally meet someone special.
Self-improvement is something I'm very passionate about and spend a good deal of time on. I believe individuals evolve and can do most anything they put their minds to with enough knowledge and persistence. All of my successes in life have been derived from that belief.
I am spiritual, but not religious. I have a firm set of values, but respect the ideas of others even if I don’t agree with them. I like to think that I live my life by an ethical compass has evolved through learning and life situations.
I like food. I eat a lot of really good food and love trying new restaurants. The variety and authenticity of food is probably my favorite perk of living in the area. I love spicy hot food. I must have been a fire-breather in a previous life. Actually, my grandparents wanted me to enter the clergy when I was little. Suffice to say that never happened but I could see myself being a monk in a past life. Maybe a fire breathing monk. That would make for epic stories.
I suppose I'm the classic story of the small town boy who got thrown into the big city and learned to travel. I lived in New York City for a bit and it had a pretty profound effect on how I think and see the world. Since then I have enjoyed traveling across the globe and exploring world cultures. I've been in the DC area several years now and have made it my home, but my roots and family will always be important.
Chemistry is hard to define, but I'm looking for someone who shares an optimism for life. She would have her own passions and would hopefully have a good relationship with her family. Mutual attraction is important, I'd love to find someone who values both intrigue in the mind and the bedroom.