I am looking for someone that enjoys the outdoors, not hunting and fishing so much, but camping and canoeing or a long walk through the woods, someone that would rather go for a bike ride or to the beach than sit staring mindlessly into the TV. I am looking for someone that would rather get out there and play a sport then watch someone else have all the fun. Also if your idea of fun is hanging out in a bar every night then I am not your guy. Its fun once in a while but I think it gets old if done too often. Someone I can have endless conversations about any and every subject. I know that communication and trust are cornerstones of any great relationship. No conversation should be taboo for fear of being hurtful or judged. I know how hard that kind of open and honest communication can be and it's not something I take lightly.
A little bit about me. let's start with the basics. I'm employed, ha! I work in an office. I've got my own house. No basement dweller here! I'm punctual. I think that being on time shows respect for other people. I'm handy around the house. I can and have done anything from roofing and siding to putting together little kids bikes. I'm not afraid to learn a new skill just because I don't currently know how to do something. I am open minded and adventurous. I enjoy trying new things, going to new restaurants, trying new foods. I can cook. I've got a few dishes that I make quite well. ok... there are some that I make not so well too. I can be creative when inspired. I enjoy art but don't know a thing about it. I don't spend a lot of time in front of the TV. I'd rather be doing something interactive, learning a new hobby, reading a book, going for a hike or a bike ride. You get the idea. I think I'm generally a nice guy. Normal but in a fun way. Drama free and not clingy. I live by a simple motto. Reasonable expectations and consideration to others.
Feel free to message me. If I look at your profile (yes, I actually read your profile) and don't see anything there to start a conversation I will generally not message you. I feel like I'm being a bother when I start a conversation with "Hi, how are you". I'm sure you all get tons of those emails and find them pretty lame. Also if I do email you please note that it is because something about you caught my eye. I'm not into mass emailing anything remotely female and hoping for the best. Playing the numbers game always seemed to be a very desperate approach to online dating. When we're celebrating our 10 year anniversary and someone asks how we met, I really don't want to have to say "I sent out 100 emails and she was one of the few that replied".
Good conversation starters:
Ask me about my photography (something I'm rather passionate about)
Suggest someplace new and interesting that you've been to that would make for good pictures
I'm always looking for new subjects to shoot. Most of what I have done are landscapes. I'm interested in doing more portraits. Time for print.
Here's some of my work:
Suggest someplace new to ride my bike. On a nice summer day I have been known to do a good 25 miles. The trails that I've been riding are getting a bit stale.
Tell me about a new restaurant that you've discovered. I'm really into ethnic foods. Indian lately.