One thing right off the bat. I co-parent an amazing 6 year old boy. His mother and I are now friends and committed parents. We live separately and the legal divorce is almost complete.
You're still here? ....cool. I'm glad your open minded. I think there are lots of benefits to dating a guy with a kid...1) You know what at least half his genes might look like 2) You know he's fertile and 3) You can mine his kid's brain for details about his father :)
So here is me in a nutshell (Im not nuts I promise)
Adventurous but not an addictive hyperactive thrillseeker. Love the outdoors, especially the coast. The beach is my inspiration and my therapy. I have celebrated many great moments and drowned many sorrows on those windy cliffs of Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. Working out and martial arts, which I do quite a bit of, is my lifeblood. With good coffee and a workout, all is well, no matter what the situation.
Spiritual but not religious. Im skeptical of any dogma but I do believe in a higher power. I revere and try to learn from all the great prophets, whether they be Ghandi, Bob Marley, Martin Luther king, the Dalai Lama, or Jesus. I believe they all caught the divine spark and reached higher levels of human potential that I aspire to. I do attend a spiritual center once a week mainly to be around positive people and to trade material thoughts for elevated ones for a little while. They also have awesome coffee and babysitting :)
I'm not shy. I love people. I love learning about what makes them tick. I usually strike up conversations at bars. I do have a quiet side as well but I am always happiest when around people. I'm the type of person that gets depressed when houseguests have to leave. I hug strangers without batting an eye.
For work I am an attorney. I have a great work life balance. I do public interest related stuff. I get to learn the intimate details of peoples lives and why they have fallen on hard times, which is inordinately fascinating to me. I also get to write alot, which I love to do. People respect and value my work, which is a great feeling. I earn a good living but I'm not rich. If riches are what you are after, you will have to wait until my start-up takes off.
I love to travel. I have been all throughout the developed and developing world, especially Latin America. I am as ready and willing to stay on a friends couch or in a tent as I am to stay in a 5 star hotel. I have friends all throughout the world who I love to visit.
I am a very tactile and affectionate person. I love to dance. I am not a super macho jealous kind of guy but I have developed a strong romantic side after spending too much time with Latinos :)
I am raising my child to be a conscientious, empathetic, and loving person. He is my pride and joy. We love spending time together, although I hate when he convinces me to go to Chuck E Cheese (hell on earth).
I love animals. I am very sensitive to animal life. My original career arc was to be a veterinarian. Nothing excites me more than unexpected animal encounters. Ive had lots of them. I can catch a snake or a lizard with the whip of a hand. I have very little fear with animals but I respect them. My closest call with death was from a herd of elephants. I can tell you more if you are interested.
There's obviosuly more but I learned from all the OK cupid gobblygook analyses that writing too much turns people off. I dont want to turn anyone off, so I will stop right here.
I know that it is for the most part taboo for women to write guys on these online dating sites. However, I really think this is a shame. If you like my profile, and think we are a match, drop me a note. I won't think any less of you for it. Actually, I will think you are cool for breaking the mold.