I wrote a lot here, but it's been carefully pruned. So with minimal effort, I bet you can get through it in, like, 2 to 4 minutes. When finished, you'll have a pretty decent idea of who I am, and what I'm looking for. And isn't that the whole point of these profiles? Anyhoo, please do enjoy...
My free time finds me mostly outdoors, even if just with a book. If there's water involved, even better. I love to camp and hike and ride horses. Sailing, canoeing and kayaking are long-time pursuits: any day on a boat is a good day. that said, I'm always down for game night and the like. I enjoy photography but use a simple kit.
Music and language are my most intense interests. I love going to shows - especially outdoors - and there are not many bands/artists I wouldn't be up for seeing. Language has been a huge part of my life since I began learning French in Montessori, then Latin... (@language nerds: man, is Latin a huge help with Romance languages, or what?! so great, but I digress.)
> Day to day: I am smart, focused, and up for anything...
> some background:
Born in Marin, grew up East Coast, and traveled the coast a bunch. This provided much varied life experience, and developed appreciation for varying viewpoints. Many different environments and locales built keen interest in the power and processing of perception and judgment. Consciousness (as in the nature of self) became a recurring theme in my reading. Always felt a pull back to CA, spent 10 years in La Jolla. Been in The City about three years.
> good to know, about me:
I'm in a place where I'm pretty clear on what I want in life, and the type of person I would like to share that with... No rush to jump into a serious relationship, or even put a label on it, but I'm ready to find the right partner, whose qualities would include: an open mind, positive attitude, curious nature, and flexible disposition. Other qualities I admire: thoughtful, considerate, passionate, brave, understanding, creative, energetic, and active.
I aim to be all these things, and it would be so cool to have a partner who supported and shared those aims (while remaining conscious that perfection is ridiculous and overrated). Bonus points if you are kind, affectionate, and loving, but that's really a gimme, right?
> good to know, about you, my future best friend:
You are definitely loyal, honest, and trustworthy - note: this does not preclude crafty, I love me a crafty fox. You are hot, but that's not who you are. You share and generally like sharing. I hope you are witty, but that is totally subjective. A love of laughing is good. You know where you and the other person are literally rolling, on the floor or otherwise, losing your breath, tears streaming, face actually hurting from smiling so hard? one of you may or may not have snotted themselves? Those times are key to a fun and good relationship. Usually doesn't happen right away, but when it does, that first time, in my experience, that's a very very good sign... and so much fun!
> **bonus section. me getting out there into fantasyland for a minute and picturing my perfect mate.**
You live in the now and are not attached to outcomes. You are strong mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. You are deeply connected to the people you love and who love you. You don't play small (kudos if you get this one). You have a great life, regardless of circumstances, and you're ready to, at some point, co-create an amazing life with an able partner.
> about us:
We're that couple that brings that energy to the gathering that people remember, and want more of. We leave laughter, good pictures, and better memories in our wake. We each respect and appreciate a certain degree of independence in each other. We love and support each other fiercely and unequivocally.
* This definitely exists btw. I've met this couple virtually everywhere I've ever lived or visited, even if only for a moment. You have too.
A few fun facts about Chris:
I love sake (w/sushi and Asahi), dark beer, and dark chocolate.
I have a wicked cut shot.
I've only seen eight countries so far. Bucket list is 50.
I believe in science.
I have a small group of very close friends scattered around the world.
I love hammocks and tents of all varieties.
I’ve been writing and producing digital projects for over 15 years.
I can read and understand Spanish much better than I can speak it.
I started surfing and skating at age 7.
I have a dryly twisted sense of humor.
I sang in a 90s cover band.
I’ve driven cross-country twice and have seen 47 states.
My family is fun, talented and delightfully cerebral.
I’ve spent time at a Buddhist monastery.
I once wrote a recurring column for a magazine.
I have loved very deeply, and plan to again.
I believe my purpose for living is to evolve, enjoy the process, and leave the world a better place than I found it.