Welcome to my absurdly long but reportedly amusing profile! Many have said it's worth reading for the entertainment value alone. (Or, you could skip all this and just look at my photos.* This approach seems to work for most of the men here. :-) )
Basically, I'm a hopeless romantic and I genuinely love to hold hands and cuddle. While my brain may be wired for logic, I have the soul of a comedian and a heart of mush.
I like challenges such as rollerblading, quantum mechanics, home improvement, relativity, opening childproof containers or removing the stuff I buy from "security packaging" without using a chain saw.
I was once described as "... half nerd, half 'badass,' but the kindest man [she] ever knew." These contradictory qualities do describe me rather well, but may also make me a bit difficult to "figure out" from just a profile. I'm not difficult to get to know, just a bit different from most, but in very positive ways, I'm told.
Mostly, while I'm responsible and committed, I think life should involve as much happiness as possible. I'm looking for someone to be happy with me, preferably for the long run, and to be done with dating sites!
*According to OKC, almost everyone only looks at the photos: http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/we-experiment-on-human-beings/
Those who like short profiles can pretend it just ended. I try to keep everyone happy. :-)
Things I like to do:
Shopping for antiques and collectibles, flea markets, tag sales and such, inline skating (I used to speed skate competitively), billiards, any of dozens of hobbies and crafts, visiting museums, exhibits, fairs, historic sites, amusement parks, nature and finding new and unusual places. Just staying in, especially when not alone, also ranks high on the list!
I'm sure there are also many things you like that I'm interested in (or would be) as well. The above list is hardly conclusive!
Odds & ends:
I though FWB meant Fat White Boy, as in "I'm not looking for a FWB."
I love animals. I'm more a dog person, but all pets are fine. In my youth, I worked in a few pet stores and spent some time on a farm, so there's almost no animal I mind being around or caring for. I was even a beekeeper some time ago. Whatever they are, your pets will be welcome in my home and yard.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I'm not boring! I appear much, much more formal and logical "on paper" than in person. While I value my logical side, I cannot live without frequent doses of humor and the amusingly inane! My profile gives not a hint of how outright goofy I can be at times!
I was officially sorted into Hufflepuff, but I have strong Ravenclaw
I'm best defined as spiritual but not religious. I was raised Christian but don't formally practice any faith. I'm open as to your choice.
Love seems to hardly be mentioned anymore (except for "falling in love," which has little to do with real love at all), but the idea of actually caring about someone beyond what can gotten from the other person is very important to me.
I don't smoke cigars or cigarettes, but do smoke a pipe on very rare occasions, especially when rereading or watching Sherlock Holmes. :-) (Jeremy Brett was the best Holmes ever, by the way!)
The name "namati" comes from when I was violin maker a long time ago. Carpel tunnel syndrome ended that career a few years after it started, but I still use the name as it's almost always available. My real name is Ken.
My Myers Briggs personality type is INFJ.
My "EQ" or "Empathy Quotient" is 70 (on average, which is very high).
I've been on this site since September 2010, but met a wonderful woman here and took over two years off. It wasn't meant to last (and it's long over), but this did prove to me that meeting a wonderful person is possible here! I've also made many Facebook friends and a few in real life as well.