I'm that guy that is completely comfortable on a business trip going around and meeting people and doing things without pause or judgement, just to have an experience at least once. Doing so has granted me friends of all types across the world. I like variety in my friends and things to do. If you aren't open-minded about travel, people, and life experiences, to be honest, there is a extremely slim chance we'll survive in a relationship very long.
I'm an autodidact who enjoys the ideals of ataraxia and equanimity. This means that I'm constantly curious about all types of things, and you shouldn't be surprised if I ask a fairly direct questions, just for the sake of wanting to know the answer. Yes, some of the things I'll ask are the things that many people may judge you about, or you might be embarrassed about. A majority of the time, I'm not trying to pass judgement, its just a random thought that popped in my mind. Many strangers and friends have confided their deepest, darkest secrets with me based on this.
I enjoy time around water, such as kayaking, boating and swimming. I'm quite interested in learning SCUBA and yes, I can't wait for the chance to do a dive in a shark cage.
I like to spend spare time with my friends socializing over a few drinks at a pub, or doing something like a group cookout at someone's house, be it tailgating, a fish fry, seafood boil, or a BBQ. I enjoy a good night of tabletop games, such as Cards Against Humanity, Fluxx, Spades, Monopoly, Risk (just to name a few).
I'm not a sports all-the-time person, but if my teams are in the playoffs, you'll find me fully enthralled in the television, specifically hockey and football, and to a lesser degree soccer and world rally.
At this point I'm looking to spend time with someone for an occasional night out, but I am open to progressing in to something more if there is chemistry.
I have a general attitude that going out for the first time doesn't have to be some elaborate dating song and dance loaded with expectations, and that it should be looked at more as just a night out to get to know someone else, because frankly, I think you get to know someone a lot better when you can act natural and not try to put on that extra shiny layer of bull that comes with dates. I'd rather know your flaws and faults up front and be able to make the call on if its something I can handle long term than to go through the shallow motions of an extravagant evening filled with small talk and white lies.