This is probably due to crossing into the no-man's land, past the cutoff age for a large percentage of women who I'd feel most compatible with. Funny, I barely felt a day older…
In an attempt to verify my theory, I have, momentarily, adjusted my age in a southerly direction, by three years . Everything else in this profile is the same and exactly as truthful as it's always been... that is to say, as truthful as my human perceptions allow..
I apologize profusely for this breach of faith, regardless of how common (and typically undisclosed) it might be. But I really need to understand why, in an instant, my response/view rate fell precipitously and the average age of my profile viewers and those sufficiently considerate to actually respond to my, generally cogent, emails (largely comprised of complete sentences), jumped by 5 years.
In order to compensate for my momentary age adjustment (accomplished by moving the earth 2.7% further from the sun), I have contracted with Lloyds of London to insure that if I don't perform as well as a 49 yr old model, you will receive double your money back...
OK, with caveats and mea culpas duly dispersed, we now return to our normally scheduled sweetie search ****
I'm Mitch and I'll be your OKC tour guide today.
First, a bit about me, as that's why I assume you chose to visit:
I'm a straight-ahead, fabulously imperfect guy, and wear my heart on my sleeve (this can be very challenging when attempting to undress). I aspire to remain forever young at heart.
While I embrace responsibility, I eschew stodginess. I'm upfront, kind, considerate, often funny and emotionally connected. I'm a good man in a storm.
I'm a designerly sort who also builds and fixes things (tangible or intangible). MacGyver has nothing on me.
I'm a champion lemonade maker (as in: when life gives you lemons...). Most of my inner strength comes from, um, my skeleton. I often find solace in my uncanny ability to find humor in almost any fortune cookie.
I am extremely tactile. Remember, the skin is the largest human organ, at least if you don't count the one in the Mormon Tabernacle.
I aspire not to be constrained (in either thought, or action) by any pre-defined enclosure... in other words: "I think outside of the box"… in fact, I tend to avoid the box.
In addition to my life-long love of art (in all of it’s forms - music, visual, theater, movies, architecture, writing, negotiation ;-)…) I love to (live to) wander around in the trees and mountains... actually, I dig exploring most any space, urban or remote.
Speaking of exploration, a couple of years ago, I started exploring yoga. I dig the challenge, the way it makes me feel and the amazingly friendly folk I've met: before, during and after sweating on my organic rubber mat.
Motorcycling is one of my passions and I'm very much a sport bike (and sometimes dirt bike) kind of guy (definitely not the Harley type, but hey, whatever makes you happy and gets you out there).
A great twisty road makes my Ducati and me very happy... This is my form of dancing, and has been said to be the most fun one can have with their clothes on... based on extensive empirical research, I must concur.
I've been fortunate to see chunks of five continents, much of it on 2 wheels, providing a plethora of opportunities to enjoy astounding beauty, experience amazing people, vistas, cultures, architecture, food and much more... as well as dig into many fabulous activities, including hiking/backpacking/climbing/canyoneering/zip-lining, skydiving/parasailing/flying ultralights/gliding, whitewater boating/sailing, roadracing (on tracks)/mountain biking/road biking and much more.
The States remain high on my destination list. Just within the borders of California, there are a nearly endless array of things to do and see.
There's still so much to explore (whether via motorized conveyance, or just hoofing it) and I have no intention of slowing down. I do know, however, that it would be exponentially better with a sweetie to share all, or even parts, with... perhaps you might like to come along for the ride… After all, that’s why we’re here.
While I do my best to work out at least 5 times per week, I aspire to elevate my heart rate daily... hopefully, you would help with this (on any number of levels).
I'm a computer industry veteran who strives to find ways to design things that humanize technology, thereby making it more useful and accessible. I'm particularly fond of working where technology meets the physical world (where the atoms meet the bits).
I consult with a diverse set of clients, in a range of capacities. This drives me to constantly explore novel combinations, at the confluence of design and technology, in my quest to improve the quality of life for their customers.
Although I spend much of my professional life in the land of ones and zeros, I see the world not in Black & White, but in full glorious color!
I find it quite interesting, given the focus that I've historically put into my work, that I chose to list the fun stuff here first... maybe I actually am evolving...
Now a bit about whom I'm searching for:
Let me start here: I'm not perfect and suspect that you might not be either. Open, honest communication (hopefully tempered with kindness) is the only way I know of, to work around our imperfections.
Lack of such, has been core to the unraveling of all relationships, of any stripe (personal or professional) that I've experienced.
Let there be no doubt, maintaining a high level of openness can be inconvenient and uncomfortable to consistently practice. While we will occasionally fall short of this quest, for me, A GENUINE, RELENTLESS, COMMITMENT TO COURAGEOUS COMMUNICATION IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.
OK, back to our regularly scheduled wish-list:
At the risk of stating the obvious, I'd love to meet someone intelligent, articulate, affectionate, funny, forthright, open, resilient, just and kind (just like me :-D). A healthy dose of feistiness is great too.
A sense of passion is essential, and generating that passion between us is a shared responsibility.
I'm pretty active, and hoping that you are too, so we might enjoy a wide variety of vigorous pursuits together (at least for the next 40 years or so).
Even given all of the items on my wish list, for something amazing to ignite, there also has to be a combination of physical attraction (not, necessarily, following some culturally dictated preset standard of beauty) along with a substantial dollop of the ever-referenced 'chemistry'. Despite years of contemplation, the precise formula for this remains a mystery to me. It amazes and delights me whenever I discover a new attribute (that I had never considered a point of attraction), incredibly alluring. Maybe it's just chemistry at work, or maybe, I remain open to the possibilities (something I strive for).
While the intensity of this, je ne sais quoi, may fade over time (if we're fortunate to hang around long enough, we all, eventually, get wrinkly; and familiarity can sometimes take the edge off of chemistry) this killer combo provides the booster needed to, initially, put a relationship into orbit... master of the obvious, eh?
On the topic of initial encounters:
Although I'm partial to underwater bowling, the snorkels might get in the way of casual banter. As such, perhaps we should stick to more conventional pursuits such as coffee, a meal, a hike or possibly writing a few limericks together...
In summary (and thanks for making it this far, assuming you are reading this):
For me, a meaningful relationship is based on a combination of passion, respect, admiration, trust, sharing, kindness, resilience and, especially, honest communication. Add a huge helping of joy, and season with adventure.
I have a huge heart (metaphorically speaking... no need to call the paramedics) and ultimately want what most of us want: to love and be loved, to share my life with someone that I am fortunate enough to make that rare head-explodingly amazing connection with... to not only get each other, but to pull for each other!