I am particularly independent. I believe there is a place between "meaningless sex" and "committed relationship" that can work if both parties are honest about it. I am open to the possibility of a committed relationship, but I am a complete person without being in one.
I get frustrated that so many women say one thing when they mean something totally different. I tend to get painted with the same brush. I know myself well. I pay attention to what I am feeling, and I am honest with myself and those around me.
I like to laugh. I'm not afraid of embarrassing myself. I need live music as much as I need fresh water. I like a spirited discussion with someone who makes me think.
I love to travel, and I have not been able to do enough of it lately. Favorite adventures include riding the bobsled in Lake Placid and seeing the Grand Canyon from the back of a mule.
Reading is a favorite relaxation for me--and I read almost exclusively fiction. Give me a good serial killer and an interesting detective to track him down and I am happy. I do require well-crafted characters and a descriptive and believable story line.
Music is what feeds me--but probably nobody you have ever heard of before. I love live music--the more intimate the setting the better. Folk, singer/songwriter, Americana...there are many names for the style of music that moves me.
For some reason, it matters that you answer the "most private" question. There has to be something silly or self deprecating that you can say, right?