I think finding someone that has matching interests is the ideal scenario however, I'm not a believer that we need to share all of the same interests. Independence is good. Independence in a relationship built on trust is even better. I love the idea of being introduced to something new by someone special. If you are comfortable in a fine dining restaurant as well as sitting on a corner bar stool with a good jukebox and a pool table, we will get along. If you know where we can see some good local music or aren't afraid to turn your stereo up loud, even if the kids are sleeping or turn your car stereo up with the windows rolled down and sing at the top of your lungs, you are a winner in my eyes. Honesty, consistency, sincerity, willingness to communicate about topics that may not always be comfortable, trustworthiness and loyalty are essential characteristics in a person for me. I am pretty laid back and willing to go with the flow. I am hopeful to find someone who can do the same and see what happens from there.
I believe in Karma and the Karma Bank. I'm horrible at remembering song titles. I lose my wallet or keys at least 1x/month. I think I am kind of funny and have no problem laughing at myself. I have been known to share my opinion and has at times, put me in a tough spot. I think I have a genuine caring for people and their happiness. I believe I am a person of strong character and values and I believe it shows in how I treat people, friends or not. I enjoy mornings on the deck, especially Sundays listening to American Routes and United States of Americana on the Current while listening to the birds enjoy the morning. I love technology and find myself always trying to find a new way to use to make my life more efficient or fun. I'm a weather geek. Watching weather maps and weather reports is trait that often gets that "labrador head tilt" look from most people I know.
Family, Friends and Music are very important to me. I like to explore new music and enjoy seeing live bands as often as I can especially with people I care about. While I did start the process of learning how to Wake Surf, I did not explore the lakes of the metro this summer with my daughter as much as I'd hoped. I'm really looking to find someone that makes me laugh, keeps me in check and is not offended by my sarcasm.
I have this romantic vision of watching the sun rise drinking my morning coffee on the deck yet I hate getting up pre-sunrise to fulfill that. Major inner conflict happenin' there. I'm not against being active every day but don't want my day to be completely scheduled so I am on the go all the time. I have no problem changing plans when a beautiful night on the deck with some music presents itself. I like to cook. Mostly I like to cook with someone who makes me laugh and doesn't take the process too seriously. Something about cooking together makes the meal that much better. Taking in Minnesota Twins baseball and Gophers football games are part of my regular routine. While I find the effects of working out to be worth the pain, it does get kind of boring all by myself.
My 12 year old daughter is the light of my life and I spend as much time as I can with her. We recently have started the live music visits together. Been an unbelievably exciting new experience for me. I am lucky, I have a very amicable relationship with her mother which allows for a schedule conducive to being a parent and still exploring what is out there on my own.