I have a lot to talk about; I hope you do too. My past includes almost winning the state Knowledge Bowl competition, an Ivy League degree, almost 10 years in an industry up through two and a half years of running my own little contracting company which ended up being a casualty of the economic downturn, and a radical career change which has been a pretty rocky road but seems to finally be on track toward the future.
I'm adaptable. I take risks. Sometimes they dont work out. But rather than sit at home and cry about it I like to be practical and take action. Even if that action is looking for a date on the internet.
I like women who are young enough to be idealistic but not yet old enough to be jaded. I like women who finish reading this and notice that I am fluent in both comma splices and in semicolons. I'm complicated like that. Or perhaps I just dont pay enough attention. I like women who are driven like I am. I dont care if your focus is baking or painting or microbiology, as long as you have that internal fire which cannot be extinguished. I like women who are in shape and stay that way for themselves, not someone else. Are you a runner? Great. I'm getting back into running; I'd like to have a partner who runs/bikes/skates. And I like women who are are girly enough to not be afraid of makeup, a little bit masculine in the right ways such as a willingness to get dirty once in a while, and overall a little bit complicated.
This has become way too long. If I sound non-retarded and perhaps even interesting then feel free to inquire for more info. Maybe we could have a drink and blab in person. I like in person. I'm not like the normal weak, timid man you ladies generally find in Seattle. I will look you in the eye. I will have something to say. And I wont criticize the quality of your application of mascara, as I dont wear it. Not even on the weekends.