I hate writing these things....
Let's be honest, every profile starts with one of those 3 statements. Then they digress into paragraph after paragraph of self aggrandizement, culminating in an attempt to get you, the reader, to contact the author. If we were to truly believe everything we read on OKCupid then I'm amazed that any of us are single, cuz hot damn, we're all awesome! So, let's talk about why we're here. I'll go first....
I have had 2 honest loves in life. The last time I was "in love" with someone was 2 years ago, she was my girlfriend for a little over 5 years. 2 years later, I can honestly say I'm a waaaayyy better person for having gone through that relationship. There is absolutely no baggage in that statement, just an honest observation.
An amazing job was offered to me 2 years ago, and I've had the pleasure to (once again) call Seattle my home ever since. It's difficult moving as often as I have. With each move my social circle has become smaller, which means my access to potential partners has become smaller.
Don't get me wrong, there have been quite a few dates in the last two years, and I've had a lot of fun meeting new people. However, none have lead to a true partnership.
So what am I looking for?
Starting with the shallow:
-Fashion minded, I work in fashion and it's important to me. This also means cosmetics.
-Attractive, kinda goes without saying.
-Athletic or fit, I try to stay active as much as possible and would appreciate someone who can at least keep up. Would honestly love someone who could kick my ass and challenge me though.
Now the deep:
-Opinionated, I have an opinion and I will make it known. I don't care if yours differs, just that you have one.
-Direct, please don't pull punches.
-Intelligent, I can't work with uninformed opinions.
-Witty, sarcasm and a quick wit lead to some great back-and-forths.
There's probably more to come on that list above.
Everything on that list above also works as a great reason to NOT date me, FYI. Basically, that list is me. As much as I want those characteristics in a potential mate, I've learned that many people don't appreciate them in me. If you can work with it, that's awesome and I look forward to speaking with you.
Now you, what brings you here?