I'm originally from Scotland, but now live in Seattle. I've been here for a while now, so I feel like my accent has faded a lot, but I still get people commenting on it once in a while, so I suppose it hasn't disappeared yet. Seattle is a great fit for me. The weather is just a bit nicer and warmer all the time than Scotland, I'm surrounded by laid-back geeks, which are my kind of people, and there's lots of great food, beer, and activites around.
Lifestyle wise, I'm pretty active these days. A couple of years ago I found myself really unhappy with my weight, appearance, and general state of being. After a couple of failed attempts at changing everything overnight I realized that the only thing which was going to work for me was slow and steady, which I've been doing ever since. It hasn't all been smooth sailing, but I'm pretty proud of what I've achieved when I look back at where I was. What I never really expected was to enjoy it as much as I do. I love getting for walks, or if I'm feeling energetic, a run, I've recently started doing some rock climbing, and am hoping to get out kayaking as the weather gets nicer too. I'm pretty much always up for trying something outside on a nice day.
That said, I'm no health nut. I'm still in the process of quitting smoking after a recent stress induced restart. I still love videogames and pizza and beer, but I find I just can't do that all the time any more, nor do I want to. I also spend a lot of time playing keyboard and guitar. Music theory and improvisation fascinates me, and while I'm very much an amatuer I love trying to understand what makes music feel the way it does. The more I learn the more I feel like I have yet to learn, and I'm not sure my instrument playing abilities are ever going to take me anywhere, but I'm enjoying the journey, and I find it strengthens my appreciation of all music. Besides, it keeps me out of trouble.
Politically speaking I'm quite liberal. While I will happily argue my viewpoints with anyone who cares to debate them, I also do not care to push them on other people. I'm always willing to listen to someone who disagrees with me, and if they can explain to me why my position is incorrect I will reconsider my viewpoint. Reason, logic, and evidence are important to me. I consider myself a skeptic, which is a term often loaded with negative connotations, but really just means that I strive to always back up my positions with adequate logic and evidence. It is for this reason that I do not believe in the supernatural, and am not a follower of any religion. That's not to say I know for sure that those things aren't real, I have just never seen any compelling evidence to suggest that they are real, either.
In terms of what I'm looking for, honestly, I don't really know what to expect from OKCupid. I'm interested in meeting anyone who is interested in meeting me, really. I'd love to make some new friends. If I happen to hit it off with someone I'd be interested in short term dating, and if that goes well I'd be interested in longer term.
I should probably add that polyamory is not for me. I spent a couple of years in a poly relationship, and while it's something I certainly don't regret having done, it's also not something I'm looking for in my future. I've seen some very successful and happy poly relationships, and I wish all the best to anyone who can make that work for them, but that's just not me. Turns out I'm just a one-on-one relationship kind of guy.