I love exploring, and would enjoy having a partner in crime for continued adventures, both big and small, urban and wild, domestic and foreign. I’m fascinated by and revel in the absurdity in this world and the brilliance simultaneously. I believe we have a responsibility to make the world a better place through how we treat ourselves, others, the environment. I believe living a full and amazing life involves stepping out of my comfort zone (hopefully you do that too) and I try to do this regularly. I’ve been characterized by my friends and family as curious, imaginative, playful, "the guy you want to be placed next to randomly at a wedding or on a plane flight to st. somewhere" and “really just someone that’s super fun to hangout with.” Most of my former students describe my sense of humor and the value I place on laughter as one of my best strengths.
I appreciate spontaneity and variety and relish evenings spent out with good friends and good food, as well as more low-key and intimate ones at home cooking for two. I find pleasure in simple things—sunrises, lightning bugs, the sound of moving water, a photo that makes you stop in your tracks, random acts of kindness, a good chai or margarita, stopping on a run to smell some roses in an adjacent garden.
I believe in “chemistry” and serendipity and being open to the people that come in and out of our lives. There isn’t so much a “what I’m looking for” in a partner but more so someone that I’m inspired by to be a better “me” and someone that likes who they are in my presence. If there was such a thing as an 'ideal match', these are traits I consistently find completely irresistible (but are by no means a checklist)….a warm and generous spirit, an affinity for silliness/laughter, adventurous, she loves the outdoors and can easily laugh at herself. She can also laugh at me if she wants, but laughing with each other would be the best case scenario. She is curious, enjoys talking about anything and everything, confident and can relax and have a good time spontaneously.