I have a strong drive and ambition to challenge myself and continue to improve in all aspects of my life, and some of that focus does show up in my relationships – I prefer personal, more intimate in-depth connections over large groups of acquaintances. Some of the best moments with a partner are simply getting to know each other better over time. I enjoy sharing the ups and downs of each other’s day, ideas that are important to us, our worries and desires. We have our own interests and pursuits, but we are excited and passionate about each other and truly enjoy spending time together. I want to support my partner in whatever goals she may have and challenge her to reach them, just as I want her to know and understand me deeply.
One thing she will find out is that I love discussing issues and figuring out "how and why". Although I consider myself more intuitive than deductive, I have always had a love for most fields of science - a fascination with nature and how the world works. After a very fun, exciting and successful 18 year career in 3D Computer graphics and six years of research in physics, I now mix my time between science and software so I get the best of two exciting career interests in my life.
Honesty, openness, and communication are very important to me - my partner needs to be able to tell me what she is thinking and feeling, be it nurturing or painful. I need her to be self-aware so that she and I can sit down and calmly express our wants and needs, have the desire to discuss issues or concerns that either one of us may harbor and work together towards understanding and resolution. I would hope that this process is important to her too; she has experience with it and it does not scare her. Ultimately I believe that this process leads to deep intimacy and emotional and physical connection with each other.
A few odds and ends: I combine a passion for exercise with a love of stunning natural vistas -- biking in the hills or skiing in the snow-capped mountains of Colorado. I read extensively, love my animals deeply, and continue to dance regularly after more than 20 years practicing and enjoying the art. Movies are fun if they aren't violent or supernatural flicks. I'm not much into fast cars, big crowds, religion, loud music, or drinking. I enjoy live theatre, particularly musicals and a capella concerts. I'm very smart, funny in a silly way, and I read a lot. I love dogs!